The facility is operated on a recharge basis. You have to provide a valid recharge account prior to using the instruments.

MRL Building,
Rooms 1043, 1050, 1051, and 1052

Facility Director

Professor Chris Bates

Technical Director

Dr. Rachel Behrens,


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 ( or an authorized user delegated by the laboratory manager. To request training, please complete this form:

Scheduling for Instruments