William & Mary

Research Facilities

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

SciClone

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

Solid-State NMR Facility

The Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility at the College of William & Mary includes two wide-bore NMR spectrometers (750 MHz and 300 MHz), housed in a 2500 square-foot dedicated laboratory jointly operated by the Department of Applied Science and the Physics department. More information.

Jefferson Lab

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) 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.