Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Studies in Novel Surfactants


The IUCS researchers have access to facilities in the Colloid and Interfaces Laboratories at Columbia University, including:

  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer
  • Fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Microcalorimeter
  • Surface area analyzer
  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrophotometer, UV/Visible spectrometer
  • Instrumented flotation machines
  • Particle size analyzer
  • Du Nuoy, Wilhelmy and Spinning Drop Tensiometers
  • Electron spin resonance spectrometer (ESR) Brookefield Viscometer
  • Brookhaven Photon correlation spectroscopy (PSC) analytical balances
  • Cahn balances
  • Centrifuges
  • Zeta meters
  • Cesium 137 gamma irradiator
  • Light scattering
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Transmission and scanning electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Atomic absorption
  • Ion chromatography
  • Impact hammer and instron testing facility
  • Laboratory extruders
  • Melt blenders
  • Injection molding apparatus
  • Optical laser bench
  • Optical microscopy apparatus (Transmission and reflection, polarized and interference)