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The following laboratories and research facilities are operated by the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. These diverse facilities support the faculty and students as they perform world-class research.

Architectural Engineering Laboratories

   Construction Engineering and Management Laboratory

   Environmental Engineering and Science Laboratory

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratories
Materials Testing Laboratories
Structural Testing Laboratories
Transportation Laboratories
Water Resource Laboratories


Laboratory Safety

Please take the time to read through our Laboratory Safety policies: 

For more information about the laboratories and equipment, you may contact the professor/s listed with each lab or David Woody at 785-864-3159 .

University Resources

In addition to the equipment housed in the department's laboratories, the University of Kansas provides a wide range of instrumentation and research support services. The facilities that may be utilized include the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, the Microscopy and Electronic Imaging Laboratory, the Biochemical Research Service Laboratory, and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The mass spectrometry facility is currently equipped with a high-resolution sector (VG ZAB-HS) and a high-resolution tandem hybrid of EBEqQ configuration (VG AUTOSPEC-Q). Facilities include an HPLC MS and HPLC-MS-MS and a tandem hybrid of QTOF configuration for high performance electrospray MS-MS. The Microscopy and Electronic Imaging Laboratory is equipped with a confocal scanning laser microscope (BioRad MRC 1000), transmission electron microscope, scanning electron microscope, and electronic image production capabilities.

Two potential locations for large-scale laboratory and pilot-scale test facilities are the Water Resources Hydraulics Lab, described above, and the Nelson Environmental Studies area. NESA, located about 25 minutes from the KU Lawrence campus, offers one of the largest experimental pond facilities in the U.S. and includes an integrated pond complex of more than 150 experimental aquatic ecosystems, a 2,403 square foot aquatic research laboratory, an 1,800 square foot workshop, an aquatic sample processing room, and an on-site resident manager who provides security. The NESA facility is operated within the KU Department of Ecology and Developmental Biology and the Kansas Biological Survey with staff available to support potential pilot-scale experimentation.


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