Providing reseachers with a robust research infrastructure
The purpose of SEA is to support and provide state-of-the-art research equipment capabilities for Rice University and the extended Rice community.
SEA lunch series - August Zoom Webinar
Dr Wenhua Guo and Matthew Meyer will present our August Zoom webinar.
They will discuss TEM instruments applications and Bio TEM techniques and sample preparations.
To join the webinar, registration is required. Once registered, the Zoom webinar link will be emailed to you.
See below for further information regarding SEA labs operations related to COVID-19
In response to Phase 2 of Rice's reopening plans, effective August 3, SEA will be implementing the following protocols:
Rice University is entering Phase 2 of its reopening plan, and SEA has developed operational plans to ensure safe usage of our shared instrumentation during this time. SEA scientists are sending users emails that detail our new policies on how and to what level we will be able to support safe research in our facilities.
In general terms, the plan will require users to wear masks at all times, as well as some other PPE dependent on facility, and to disinfect shared surfaces before and after use.
It will also include physical distancing , along with restricted instrument availability to enable that distancing.
-During Phase 2, according to Rice policy, SEA instruments will not be available to External Users. SEA staff will make efforts to be available for fee-for-service work, depending on time and instrument availability.
-Users are encouraged to include a 30 minute buffer time between reservations to minimize the chances of close proximiity to other users.
-During Phase 2, new trainings will still be challenging to manage while maintaining physical separation. New trainings will still be a lower priority than getting existing qualified users back into the labs. As safe training practices are developed, SEA staff will begin to offer more trainings to new users. If you have a training emergency, please discuss it with the SEA scientist in charge of that instrument.
We anticipate that there may be a higher than usual volume of users needing SEA resources once they are available. As such, users may experience delays in accessing SEA tools. SEA appreciates your cooperation and understanding.
Questions or concerns about these policies should be directed to Angelo Benedetto (email@example.com).
Angelo Benedetto, Ph.D.
Rice University - Shared Equipment Authority
Director of Operations
(713) 348-8207 (w)
(281) 686-4924 (c)