William & Mary

Research Facilities

Applied Science has research facilities in several buildings on and off-campus.


Computational facilities include the Beowulf-like SciClone parallel computing system consisting of over a hundred networked workstations from Sun Microsystems.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) laboratory in Applied Science and Physics

The solid state NMR spectroscopy laboratory at the College of William & Mary includes two NMR spectrometers, housed in a 2500 square-foot dedicated laboratory jointly operated by the Department of Applied Science and the Physics department. For more information about the NMR facility, contact Department Chair Christopher A. Del Negro (cadeln@wm.edu).

  • A 7.05 Tesla, 89 mm bore Oxford superconducting magnet featuring Bruker AVANCE I electronics, with 4 mm and 2.5 mm probes capable of magic angle spinning up to 15 and 35 kHz and variable temperature operation between 220 K and 350 K.
  • A 17.6 Tesla, 89 mm bore Bruker superconducting magnet featuring AVANCE I electronics and an array of probes including a 4 mm (1H13C15N) triple resonance HXY MAS probe; 2.5 mm and 3.2 mm HX double resonance MAS probes capable of VT operation between 220 K and 350 K; as well as single and double resonance static probes capable of VT operation over a slightly larger temperature range.
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News is 17 miles from the William & Mary campus. Of particular interest to Applied Science is the Free Electron Laser (FEL), and its materials processing applications. We also have access to the Applied Research Center adjacent to Jefferson Lab.

NASA-Langley Research Center

NASA-Langley Research Center (NASA-LaRC) is located in Hampton, 32 miles by interstate highway from the William & Mary campus. NASA-LaRC, one of NASA's nine principal research centers, employs 2800 including 1300 science and engineering professionals. The LaRC Technical Library, with a collection of 3.8 million items, ranks among the best science and engineering libraries in the East. 

Owing to security regulations at NASA-LaRC, foreign nationals are not likely to have access to the facilities at LaRC. The National Institute of Aerospace and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium adjacent to LaRC provide additional opportunities for Applied Science graduate students.