What We Do

Professional Development

We offer hands-on workshops in Microscale Chemistry. We offer workshops for elementary school science teachers, Middle School teachers, and high school chemistry teachers. and for college and university faculty and Industrial Chemists in Analytical, General, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. These are held in our facility at Tyler Junior College in Tyler,TX.  We can travel to your location to offer lectures, workshops or demonstrations as funds and time allows. Training sessions have also been provided at State, National, and International Conferences. We also hope to have a new web presence for training and CEU acquisition in the very near future.The Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) recognizes our Center as approved for Texas science teachers environmental CEU credits.

Training

Training is offered for college and university faculty and Industrial Chemists in Analytical, General, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. These are held in our facility at Tyler Junior College in Tyler ,TX. However, we can travel to your location to offer lectures, workshops or demonstrations as time and funds allow. We assist other academic, industrial and government laboratories through conversions and startup to establish microscale chemistry laboratories.

Disseminate Information

We “spread the word” about microscale chemistry in many ways. For example, we publish laboratory textbooks and journal articles on a regular basis. We have presented talks and papers at more that 100 national and international scientific meetings. A mailing list is maintained on the Internet, as is this Webserver. Microscale Chemistry techniques are recommended in the Texas Safety Safety Standards.

Research and Development

We use research to develop new laboratory techniques, reactions and equipment for use at the microscale level to implement the P2 (pollution prevention) philosophy through waste reductions at the source. Most recently, new techniques for micro-titrations, physical property measurement, and electrochemical remediation of pollutants have been developed. Visiting scientists also come to the center to work on projects  and to present new techniques they have developed.