The new Analytical Science and Engineering at Notre Dame Core (ASEND) Facility is now available to faculty, staff, and students at the University of Notre Dame, as well as external academic and industry users. The facility aims to help solve current, emerging, and industry-relevant problems through the creation of new capabilities in measurement science and engineering.
“Notre Dame is home to one of the fastest growing analytical science and engineering programs in the country and we are proud to contribute to that growth,” said Nosang Myung, Keating Crawford Endowed Professor within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of ASEND. “Our facility aims to help the Notre Dame community and others make progress on the research programs by offering state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise.”
Located in McCourtney Hall, ASEND is a shared-resource facility that houses instruments suitable for characterization and structure elucidation of chemical, materials, and biophysical samples. The facility’s instruments provide real-time, comprehensive measurements in user-controlled environments to understand spatial, compositional, and transient alterations of samples that are at the interface between biology, chemistry, and material-science.
Researchers who are interested in unassisted use of ASEND equipment will need to participate in training on instrument theory and practice. For details about different instruments, scheduling, user rates, and more, please visit asend.nd.edu.
Originally published by research.nd.edu on February 15, 2021.at