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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert


Equipment, Laboratories, and More...


Thermo-DXR Raman Micrscope

Chemical analysis of powders and single crystals. Used for static and real-time studies.

Rigaku Miniflex II X-ray Diffractometer

Used for phase and structural analaysis of crystalline materials.


Bruker APEX II Quazar

A micro-focus X-ray source and CCD detector, this diffractometer is used to solve the atomic structure of crystals.


STA 449 F1 Jupiter Simultaneous TG-DSC

Combines Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) or Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) with Thermogravimetry (TG).


Gamma-ray Spectrometer

Used to aid in finger printing rock lithologies.


Petrgraphic Microscopes

An array of petrographic microscopes used for research and teaching.


Thin Section Prep Lab

For student and faculty use in preparing rocks and minerals for chemical and crystallographic studies.


Crystal Kinetics Laboratory

Monitor crystal dynamics in operando during geochemical and industrial processes.  This lab is used for synthesis of a wide array of Earth and engineered materials. 

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Advanced Materials Institute

A joint departmental materials characterization facility directed by Aaron Celestian.


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 Last Modified 9/25/14