Recharge centers, also known as core facilities, are shared research facilities that provide a product or a service to faculty, students, and external users in the research community. Recharge centers aim to recover the cost of running the particular facility and they function as independent small businesses with the objective of breaking even over time. These facilities strengthen the University's research by providing specialized technical equipment and skilled scientific personnel, which enable cutting edge research.

Recharge Center Management

The role of the CFC is to work with the Provost Office, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Office for Sponsored Programs, central administration, and facility managers to ensure the efficient operation of recharge centers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monthly billing
  • Reconciliation of receivables
  • Revenue deposits
  • Ensure compliance (University and Federal)
  • Record retention
  • Track and report on user statistics
  • Coordination of procurement activity
  • Budget development and monitoring
  • Cost accounting
  • Cost based rate development
  • Assist with managing user program
  • Assist with outreach efforts
  • Serve as a liaison between facilities and central administration for resolution of issues
  • Review business plans and assist with the establishment of new recharge centers

University Recharge Centers

    Animal Care Facility

    A facility committed to providing humane care for animals while assisting researchers. Services include procuring animals, animal husbandry, daily health surveillance, equipment provision and maintenance training.

    Clean Room & Nanofabrication Facility

    Comprised of 1,500 square feet of Class 1,000 and Class 10,000 cleanroom spaces, this lab enables highly sensitive materials and devices to be fabricated free from contaminants.

    Electron Microscopy

    A ultra-high-resolution scanning electron microscope capable of secondary-electron image resolution of 1.2 nm and a transmission electron microscope operating at 200kV with a field-emission gun.

    Human Neuroscience Laboratory

    Discovering how the brain supports a variety of human cognitive processes by utilizing a variety of cognitive neuroscience techniques, including: TMS, EEG, fNIRS, Psychophysiology, Eye-tracking, & Behavioral measures.