At RPI, we are currently in the process of setting up an X-ray laboratory with a 3 kW X-ray tube source and a 4-circle diffractometer, which shall be used for studying reflectivity from thin films, powder diffraction patterns and can also be used for single crystal studies. We also have a spin-coater (from collaborating faculty) for preparing polymer films on substrates, along with an ellipsometer for assessing film thickness, and are setting up a facility for carrying out dynamic and static light scattering studies. Our group also has access to characterization facilities at Los Alamos national Lab.

In addition to in-house facilities at RPI our research relies on state-of-the-art national facilities, primarily Los Alamos National Lab, Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, Spallation Neutron Source at Oakridge and Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley. We generally use large facilities across the United States and around the world.