The Lumigen Instrument Center was established in 1982 within the Department of Chemistry located in the basement of the A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building. This center was renovated in 2011 to make major state-of-the-art instrumentation available to researchers in the University as well as the local Detroit and regional businesses on a shared basis. Both research and teaching are important components of the LIC. The facility currently includes five core areas of expertise: Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, X-Ray Crystallography, Electron Microscopy, and Small Instrument. In 2009, a card-access system was installed making most instrumentation 'open access' 24/7 for trained users. The staff includes Ph.D.-level managers of the Mass Spectrometry (Drs. Lew Hryhorczuk and Yurii Danyliuk), NMR (Dr. Bashar Ksebati), and X-Ray Crystallography (Dr. Philip Martin and Dr. Baird, adjunct research faculty), and Electron Microscopy (Dr. Zhi Mei) Laboratories. Among additional support staff, LIC employs two full-time computer specialists (Marty Krol and Nestor Ocampo). With over 70 WSU research groups and 25 local companies as users, the center has a strong reputation for acquisition, usage, and maintenance of shared scientific instrumentation.
The facility consists of several major areas of emphasis:
If you have interest in, or questions about our facilities, do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr. Judy Westrick
Director, Lumigen Instrument Center
Lumigen Instrument Center Mission Statement
The mission of the Lumigen Instrument Center is to provide friendly, professional, and timely high-quality research and teaching support services to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students of Wayne State University and the Chemistry Department. The Lumigen Instrument Center will also provide such services to the greater Detroit-area and Michigan scientific community.
The Center supports pure and applied research needing molecular and material characterization and quantification:
- Teaching and Training Courses
- Instrument Usage
- Technical Services
- Experimental design
- Project consultation