Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs)
Khashab Research Group
Innovatively Functionalized Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Sensing and Composites Applications

Facilities

​This optical system delivers clear and distortion-free images with an improved zoom range of 6:1.
A polarimeter is used for measuring the rotation angle caused by passing polarized light through an optically active substance.

Electrospinning uses an electrical charge to draw very fine (typically on the micro or nanoscale) fibers from a liquid. 

A muffle furnace (sometimes, retort furnace) in historical usage is a furnace in which the subject material is isolated from the fuel and all of the products of combustion including gases and flying ash. After the development of high-temperature electric heating elements and widespread electrification in developed countries, new muffle furnaces quickly moved to electric designs.
This oven with mechanical convection is ideal for demanding drying and heating processes that require quick and uniform heating with a temperature range from 50°C to 275°C.
This oven works well with a range of applications including drying, curing, outgassing, aging, process control and other applications requiring elevated temperature in reduced atmospheres or vacuum/purge with nonflammable and inert atmospheres.
​The ultrasonic processor UP100H (100W, 30kHz) is the perfect device for the sonication of small and medium size lab samples. This compact, yet powerful, lab homogenizer is commonly used for sample preparation, such as emulsifying, dispersing, dissolving and cell disruption.
Ultrasonic cleaning is faster and safer than any other method, powerful enough to remove heavy oils and waxes, penetrating enough to deflux circuit boards, yet gentle enough to clean tiny precision assemblies.
Freeze-drying (also known as lyophilisation, lyophilization or cryodesiccation) is a dehydration process typically used to preserve a perishable material or make the material more convenient for transport.
A rotary evaporator (or rotavap) is a device used in chemical laboratories for the efficient and gentle removal of solvents from samples by evaporation.
High-performance liquid chromatography (sometimes referred to as high-pressure liquid chromatography), HPLC, is a chromatographic technique that can separate a mixture of compounds and is used in biochemistry and analytical chemistry to identify, quantify and purify the individual components of the mixture.
Fluorescence spectroscopy is a type of electromagnetic spectroscopy which analyzes fluorescence from a sample.
It is used for steady-state and kinetic experiments by rapid mixing samples and monitoring changes using visible or fluorescence spectroscopic techniques for kinetic studies of enzyme catalysis, protein folding, and coordination chemistry.
Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy or ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (UV-Vis or UV/Vis) refers to absorption spectroscopy or reflectance spectroscopy in the ultraviolet-visible spectral region.
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a technique which is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption, emission, photoconductivity or Raman scattering of a solid, liquid or gas.
​The Zetasizer Nano Z system is dedicated to the measurement of zeta potential and electrophoretic mobility in aqueous and non-aqueous dispersions using Laser Doppler Micro-Electrophoresis.
Microcentrifuge is used for the separation of particles with different densities and sizes.
Microcentrifuge is used for the separation of particles with different densities and sizes.