About Us:

As today's researchers in science, engineering, and medicine seek to address ever more complex problems, they require access to an increasingly robust research infrastructure. Recognizing this critical need, Rice established the Shared Equipment Authority (SEA) in 2001 as a way to provide its faculty superb experimental facilities, research equipment, and support services at an affordable cost.

The Rice SEA supports more than 100 instruments, including:

  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Microscopy
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Clean Room Class 100
  • Sample Preparation
  • Surface Analysis
  • Many Others

See our Instrument page for a full listing.