The Kang lab established and uses cutting-edge computing, laboratory, and field facilities for research.

Departmental & University Facilities relevant to KRG

The University Imaging Centers (UIC) is a network of shared research facilities located on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campuses. The UIC offers equipment and support for advanced imaging, image analysis & visualization.

Rock and Machine Shop

The rock preparation lab is a facility open to all ESCI students for creating rock cores, thin sections, crushing/pulverizing rocks.

CSD Facility is part of the University of Minnesota in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences. CSD provides leadership and services for the communities of scientists requiring drilling, coring, and subsurface surveys.

The Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS) is housed within the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences. MGS is responsible for managing Minnesota’s geological mapping surveys of sedimentary and bedrock geology, conducting hydraulic testing in aquifers, and managing a large collection of rock cores, well cuttings, and rock samples from across the state. 

The Nano Center's mission is to support the fabrication, synthesis, and characterization of nanoscale devices and materials for both academic and industrial users. They do this by maintaining a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility, a full tool set for microfabrication, and core labs for research into nanomaterials and biological applications of nanoscience. 

CT Lab and Scanner, located within Tate Hall, use a X5000 high resolution micro-CT system with a twin head 225 kV x-ray source and a Dexela area detector (3073 x 3889 pixels). This processing lab provides users with access to image processing software including Avizo, ImageJ, 3D Slicer, MeshLab, and Geomagic. 

The Electron Microprobe Laboratory, located within Tate Hall, offers non-destructive chemical analyses of solids using a state-of-the-art Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) with a SXES-ER detector. This analytical technique combines micron-scale chemical analyses with scanning electron microscopy and is capable of large- and small-scale element mapping of specimens.

The Research Analytical Laboratory, housed within the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and associated with the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, offers inorganic chemical analysis services for various materials. 

Characterization Facility provides a variety of services including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray scattering WAXS/SAXS, Proximal Probes (AFM, profilometry), Spectroscopy (XPS, FT-IR/Raman, ellipsometry), and Ion Beam Analysis.