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Polymer Characterization Facility


Facility Director

hawker [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Professor Craig Hawker)

Technical Director

Dr. Rachel Behrens, rachel [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu


Users of the MRL Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory are required to go through two levels of training before they are authorized to perform data collection independently. The training consists of

  1. General lab safety training, provided by the UCSB Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S).
  2. Instrument training, conducted by the manager Rachel (rachel [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu) or an authorized user delegated by the laboratory manager.

Scheduling for Instruments