Lab Information

The Patton Group lab facilities are located in the Shelby Thames Polymer Science Research Center on the Hattiesburg Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.  Currently, we have three laboratories with eleven fume hoods.  Our labs are well-equipped for organic and polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, and surface characterization. 

Lab Location

The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5050
Hattiesburg, MS 39406


   Bruker Icon AFM with ScanAsyst

Bruker Icon AFM with ScanAsyst


  • Nanoscope V controller, Large-sample, 90-micron scan range system, Closed loop scanner

Imaging Modes:

  • PeakForce QNM (Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping), PeakForce TUNA, Torsional Resonance TUNA, Conductive AFM, Tapping Mode, Contact Mode, Force-Distance Measurements
   Thermo Scientific Nicolet 8700 FTIR Spectrometer

Thermo Scientific Nicolet 8700 FTIR Spectrometer


  • Harrick Grazing Angle ATR (GATR)
  • Horizontal transmission cell with fiber optic UV light guide for real-time FTIR measurements
  • Temperature controlled transmission cell

TOSOH Bioscience EcoSEC System


  • RI detector
  • UV detector
  • Autosampler
  • THF eluent

iRaman Plus Spectrometer

Ramé-hart Contact Angle Goniometer 


CEM Discover S Microwave Synthesis Unit

Inficon RQCM Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Flow Cell 

Perkin Elmer DSC 7 Photocalorimeter

Fusion UV Light Hammer 6

Acrylic Glove Box for Surface Modifications


Schlenk Vacuum/Nitrogen Lines

Novascan PSD Series UV-Ozone Cleaner, 6" x 6"

MBraun Unilab single-side glove box

Rayonet Photochemical Reactor

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ChemMat Scientific KW-4 Series Spin Coater

Carver Melt Press