Advanced instrumentation and spaces that support innovation.

The College of Science and Technology (CST) is home to the advanced Science Education and Research Center (SERC). One of the largest facilities of its kind on the East Coast, SERC is home to teaching and research labs, sophisticated instrumentation and collaborative spaces to facilitate innovation and discovery.

To increase its research potential, CST houses common instrumentation facilities for use by faculty and students at the college and across Temple University. Instrumentation includes three X-ray diffractometers, a transmission electron microscope, and an accurate-mass quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer, which provides superior sensitivity and data quality for profiling, identifying, characterizing and quantifying compounds.

The college’s Research and Instructional Support Facility offers machining, including a computer numerical-control milling machine, providing the ability to design and manufacture an array of tools, prototypes and products essential for advanced research. Owl’s Nest, a high-performance computing, hosts 6,464 CPU cores, providing about 57 million service units (CPU core hours) per year.