Welcome to our virtual lab tour! Here, we present the progress of our lab renovations. Watch the original lab grow into the flexible, modern space in which we will pursue our energy storage, surface sciences, and catalysis research!
This is the original lab space that was available when the Gebbie Research Group Joined UW Madison.
Our earliest group photo, taken as the original lab space was being deconstructed.
A photo of the first-year graduate students joining the Gebbie Lab! Ryan, Jack, and Beichen explore the original state of the upcoming lab space.
While the main lab is being renovated, the Gebbie group is pursuing early directions in their research in a small, one room lab upstairs. Here, Ryan shows off one of the first pieces of equipment in the temporary space.
Ryan and Beichen unbox the vacuum oven in the temporary lab space.
Another snapshot of the main-room in the renovated lab, before the fume hood was relocated.
The fume hood has been moved to the left Wall!
A view from the surface forces section of our renovated lab space.
More progress in the temporary lab space! The graduate students troubleshoot on the first electrochemistry experiments performed in the Gebbie Lab! This photo was taken before the department was shut down due to the accelerating Covid-19 Pandemic.
View of the near-complete benches and cabinets in the main labspace. This will be the primary space in which we will be working while following guidelines for safe and socially distanced research.
MilliQ water has been installed! Ultra-pure water is now available.
Our accent wall came in today! The color was described by one member of our group as “a bold statement of passion and scientific curiosity and a drive for understanding the unknown”.
Our general-use 3D printer came in! The first test prints turned out quite well!
Time to move into the new lab space!
Inverted microscope and floating tables are up and running!
Glove box has been installed. Not Pictured: Wall mounts for gas cylinders. Get ready for some clean electrochemistry samples!
New multi-channel potentiostat has arrived! Now we can do 3x as many simultaneous electrochemistry experiments!
We needed another vacuum oven for how often we’re drying and purifying samples.
This is a gold-coated glass slide. We don’t own the nanofabrication center, but we now have access to these resources in our lab! You can expect to see these resources appearing in our papers.
This isn’t just a copy of the image from our previous microscope above, this is a brand new microscope that will become the baseline for our advanced microscopy work with free-space lasers! We hope you enjoy the fascinating colors seen on the beam splitter (right). Stay tuned for more!
Welcome our newest graduate student members, Seth, Hrishikesh, and Elvis to the group! Look at how our team has grown!
Here’s a big one! The installation of the Surface Forces Apparatus (SFA) enables our group to perform unique and sensitive measurements of intermolecular forces!
Stay tuned for the installation of some exciting equipment!