The Rivard group lab in CCIS at the University of Alberta

Available Equipment

Our lab is fully equipped for air or moisture sensitive synthesis. Every fumehood has a vacuum/nitrogen manifold and we also have a single and a double glove box for work under inert N2 atmosphere, in addition to a solvent system to keep solvents dry (see photos below). To support our work with polymers, we have a Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) system equipped with an auto-sampler and a multi-detector apparatus (RI, LALS, RALS). Recently, we have also set up a Cyclic Voltammetry system (thanks Brandon!). In regards to nanomaterials work, we often collaborate with the Veinot and McDermott groups, who help us collect SEM/TEM/EDX, XPS and Raman data.

The University of Alberta also has great facilities and staff, giving us access to 8 NMR spectrometers, analytical instrumentation (EA, thermal analysis, UV-Vis, fluorescence, etc.) and crystallographic support (single-crystal and PXRD). Click on the following links for more information:

      NMR Facilities          Analytical Lab          Crystallography         


Single glove box


Double glove box


Solvent system


Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) system