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 - July Zoom Webinar
Dr Bo Chen will present our July Zoom webinar on SEA XPS, BET, plasma cleaner and centrifuge capabilities
Dr Chen will discuss XPS applications and data interpretation issues, survey and elemental scans, depth-profiling and Multipak Data Analysis Software.
Also to be discussed are BET surface area measurements, pore size distribution analysis, plasma cleaner and centrifuge.
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 1 of Rice's reopining plans, effective immediately, SEA will be implementing the following protocols:
Rice University is entering Phase 1 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 social distancing and safe levels of occupancy, along with restricted instrument availability to enable that distancing.
-During Phase 1, due to significant space limitations and occupancy limits, 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 will be required to include a 30 minute buffer time between reservations to ensure that users do not overlap in a single facility.
-Reservations for instruments in close proximity will be staggered.
-During Phase 1, new trainings will be difficult to manage while maintaining physical separation. New trainings will generally 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 trainings to new users.
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
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