IEN - Biocleanroom
Georgia Tech Biocleanroom Applications 

The Georgia Tech Biocleanroom has five areas of specialization. For more application examples for each specialty click on each section's image.

Imaging

  • Step height measurements
  • Surface Roughness 
  • Biological Sample Characterization
  • Imaging of hydrated biogels
  • Cell imaging
  • Image semi-conductive or insulating materials

Spectroscopy

  • Determine absorbance and transmission peaks for characterization
  • Determine concentrations (metal ions in dispersant)
  • Perform polymer and organic chemical analysis by FTIR Spectroscopy
  • Investigate molecular structure (carbon double bonds, carbon chain information, etc.)
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Bond characterizations

Printing and Fabrication

  • Useful for fabricating high precision devices e.g. microlenses
  • Non-clogging micro-porous SU-8 filters
  • Targeted drug delivery systems
  • Fabrication of cell scaffolding to promote cell adhesion
  • Manufacturing fractal-like architectures to attain various mechanical properties
  • Allows for printing of arrays

Soft Materials and Bio-Technologies

  • Perform sophisticated bio-analytical interaction experiments
  • Can use SPR to increase sensitivity to Spectroscopic measurements
  • Measure kinetics of polymer bonds
  • Monitor sequential binding events in compounds
  • Quantifiable methods to measure surface energy and surface tension
  • Particle size, zeta potential, molecular weight, and concentration measurements

Thermal Analysis

  • Widely used to measure polymeric materials to determine their thermal transitions. Important thermal transitions include the glass transition temperature, crystallization temperature, and melting temperature
  • Measurement of small energy changes as a result of the matter transitions that occur during the solid to liquid crystal transitions. Can be used to characterize liquid crystals
  • DSC and heat flow data are used to measure oxidative properties of materials as the phase transition from a material to the oxidized state will be recorded as heat flow baseline aberrations
  • As TGA measurements commence, sample byproducts will be incinerated/evaporated, these byproducts can be characterized by the FTIR via the TGA/FTIR adapter

              

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Linda Tian
Biocleanroom Engineer
ltian31@gatech.edu
(470) 543-0545