Post by Chuck Tomlinson; photos by Andria Peters
As a result of the Central Corridor light rail construction, the laboratory of David Blank, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been moved from a location in Kolthoff Hall directly adjacent to the rail line to a renovated space at the north end of Smith Hall.
Blank and his students conduct research using ultrafast laser spectroscopy techniques. The work is highly-sensitive to vibration and even minor changes in temperature and humidity. The department is grateful that Blank’s research is able to continue, with most of the cost paid by the Metropolitan Council, and additional funding from the College of Science and Engineering.