Location: E1B51 Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotech (JSCBB) Focus: soft materials (polymers, gels, liquid crystals) Open to: CU Boulder and external/industry use Instrumentation: • Tensile and compressive mechanical testing with broad range environmental control (RSA-G2, TA Instruments) • Differential scanning calorimetry including in situ photo-cure attachment (DSC 2500, TA Instruments) • Transmission and reflection polarizing optical microscope (POM) with liquid nitrogen-controlled environmental control (Nikon Eclipse, Instec) • Biomaterials and polymer extrusion 3D printing (Bio-X, Cellink) with sterile environmental control, custom high pressure printhead, and humidified cell incubator • Advanced material polarized absorbance (Cary 7000, Agilent) with automated rotational sample mount • Attenuated total reflection IR and real time IR with heating and in situ curing (Nicolet iS50)