Labs

  • Advanced Material Testing Lab

    The Material Testing Lab is part of applied research activities in the area of advanced material development. This lab is equipped with many different facilities to perform various tests including tensile, tear, elongation, Melt Flow Index (MFI), Rheology Dynamic Analyzer (RDA) and FTIR for films.

    Equipment
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with associated Energy-dispersive X-Ray (EDX) SEM - HITACHI S-3700N Variable Pressure SEM with EDX
    • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
    • Thermal Analysis Units (DSC-TGA)
    •  Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) 
    • Advanced Goniometer/Tensiometer
    • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Particle Size Analyzer
    • Qualitest Test Sample Clicker Press
    • Tinius Olsen H25KS Testing Machine
    • CSI IZOD Impact Tester & Notch Cutter
    • Gardner Impact Tester with 4&8lb weights
    • Tinius Olsen MFI Unit
    • Maple Instruments Rheological Dynamic Analyzer
  • Electrochemical and Nano Material Lab

    The Electrochemical and Nano Material Lab is the site of Lambton College’s ongoing research in energy generation and storage technologies. Including spectrography, chromatography, storage cycle characterization, and fuel cell testing equipment, this facility provides a variety of research capabilities to Lambton College and its Industrial Partners.

    Equipment
    • Mercury Instrusion Porosimeter
    • Potentiostat/Galvanosat
    • X-Ray Diffractometer
    • Battery Analyzer
    • Ezlab Fuel Cell Test Station
    • MTSA-NL Fuel Cell Test Station
    • Gas Chromatogra- pher
    • UV-Spectrometer
    • HMV Microhardness Tester
    • Frequency Response Analyzer
    • Vertical Knee Milling Machine
    • Ultrasonic Processor
    • Mini CVC Tube Furnace
    • Dynatronix Pulse Power Supply
    • Triple Output DC Power Supply
    • Single Output DC Power Supply
    • Solar Simulator
    • Electronic Load
    • VWR Heated Circulating Water Bath
    • Conductivity Meter
    • pH Meter
    • High-Temperature Furnace
    • Low-Temperature Oven
  • Hydrogen Lab

    Located in the Lambton Energy Research Centre’s Sustainable Smart House facility, the Hydrogen Lab provides a test-bed for fuel cells, renewable energy generation and storage, and intelligent building systems applied research. This Lab incorporates hydrogen generators, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, and a robust gas and electrical infrastructure for the rigorous testing of prototype instruments and equipment. In addition, the Hydrogen Lab houses Lambton College’s proprietary “RECSR” power management and microgrid simulation system to characterize and validate innovative technologies in power generation, storage, and utilization.

    Equipment
    • Hydrogen Generator
    • PEM Fuel Cell
  • Sustainable Smart House

    The Sustainable Smart House is the centre for Lambton College’s research in renewable energy resource management and optimization and serves as a showcase for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy, geothermal heating, and a sophisticated energy management system. The Sustainable Smart House serves as a research laboratory for new projects in testing, optimization, and validation of the performance of prototype and commercial solar panels, electrolyzers, hydrogen-storage vessels, hydrogen fuel cells, and other renewable energy system components.

    Equipment
    • Hydrogen Electrolyser
    • PEM Fuel Cell
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