Welcome to the home page of the
Virginia Tech Crystallography Laboratory!
We are a colocated facility of the Departments of GeoSciences, Chemistry and Biology, within the College of Science
The laboratory is sponsored by Agilent Technologies
The laboratory was officially opened in 2001 by the then Dean of Arts and Sciences, Robert Bates.
The laboratory provides crystallographic services to the University, conducts inter-disciplinary research, and teaches crystallography to students and faculty:
For information on our staff, their research, and the capabilities of the instruments follow the links on the left.
For information about our crystal-structure services, see Crystallographic Services
Teaching: We hold Crystallography Summer Workhops for faculty and students at Virginia Tech other Universities in the region, and teach two 5000-level crystallography courses to VT students. Ross Angel was also involed in the 2010 Workshop on high-pressure single-crystal diffraction methods held in Darmstadt, Germany.
Virginia Tech Structural Biology Symposiumwas an annual event hosted by the Crystallography Laboratory from 2005-2009 to highlight structural biology research on campus. Pictures and information are available at the Symposium home page.
Before starting to work in the Crystallography Laboratory, you must read the page on safety rules and pass the radiation safety examination of the University.
The VT Crystallography Laboratory is located in the Integrated Life Sciences Building (ILSB) at 1981 Kraft Drive, on the Corporate Research Center. Directions, maps and mailing information are here.
Links to the Department Home Pages
Department of Chemistry
Department of Biology
Department of Geosciences