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FASTeR Facility

FSU Facility for Advanced Science and Technology Research (FASTeR)

FSU Facility for Advanced Science and Technology Research (FASTeR) offers a wide range of services to faculty, staff, and students at Fayetteville State University and external agencies in the southeastern North Carolina region and beyond. Our Facility is committed to supporting cutting-edge research, transformative hands-on education, and technical development at FSU.

On our website you will find a full listing of facilities at FSU by clicking on 'Our Services' category. We are sure you will find appropriate facilities at our Facility. Our staff are here to provide research services and assist you in achieving your research goals.

Contact: Administrative Contact: Ms. Amy Mendez admendez@uncfsu.edu  (910) 672-2640

Technical Contact: Dr. Weigang Lu wlu1@uncfsu.edu (910) 67201448

Address: Lyons Science Annex 340-346 1200 Murchison Road

Fayetteville, NC 28301-15475, USA

Mission:

The FASTeR Analytical Facility will provide state-of-the-art materials processing and characterization capabilities and professional service for faculty, staff, and studentsat Fayetteville State University and external agencies in the southeastern North Carolina region and beyond, to support cutting-edge research, transformative hands-on education, and technical development.

Purpose:

In order to utilize the available resources at FSU more efficiently, a FASTeR Facility is proposed. The capabilities at the FAST Facility include:
JEO JXA-8530F Microprobe, JEOL JSM-6510LV SEM, light microscopes, and sample preparation equipment, Atomic Force Microscope, X-Ray Diffractometer, and Mechanical Property Testers, Shimadzu Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer, Ultraviolet–visible Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and more.

The FAST facility will be a multi-user facility at FSU for research, education, and for external users.

Prototyping, Validation and Verification Laboratory

A newly established laboratory allows inventors and innovators a chance to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative ideas on a small scale, prove the feasibility and potentially validate the innovation by building a prototype. Building the capabilities for prototyping at the FSU’s Prototyping laboratory is new as of Spring 2015, and is an ongoing activity.
Present prototyping activities include:

  1. Agro-tiling
  2. Medical Devices
  3. Nanocrystal Production and Applications
  4. Thermoelectric Devices and Applications
  5. Targeted Pesticide  
  6. Pollution Remediation
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