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The workshops at Science and Environment

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The work of the workshops

Mechanical workshop, building 12

The mechanical workshop in building 12.0 primarily supports the subject group Environmental Dynamics as well as the programmes Bachelor in Natural Sciences and International Bachelor in Natural Sciences. We work for example with:

  • Construction of unique solutions for experiments with small animals
  • Development of equipment for use in the field, e.g. on the Galathea Marine Expedition
  • Development of holders and tools for use in the biological laboratories
  • Development of the subject group’s experimental setups for work with aquatic environments
  • Construction of large items in metal, wood and plastic.

Mechanical workshop, building 27

The mechanical workshop in building 27 primarily supports the subject group Mathematics and Physics (IMFUFA) as well as the programmes Bachelor in Natural Sciences and International Bachelor in Natural Sciences. We work for example with:

  • Precision mechanical constructions, for example in measurement cells
  • Development of equipment for pressure and temperature control
  • Construction of equipment for control of gases/compressed air, vacuums and coolants
  • Welding, including TIG welding in stainless steel
  • Work with various types of glue, including epoxy.

Electronics and hardware/software integration, building 27

The electronics and hardware/software workshop in building 27 primarily supports the subject group Mathematics and Physics (IMFUFA) and the programmes Bachelor in Natural Sciences and International Bachelor in Natural Sciences. We work for example with:

  • Design and development of analogue and digital electronics (single chips, CPU, FPGA, Arm, etc.) which form part of or control measurement setups
  • Development of software for the control and monitoring of experiments
  • Purchasing, installation and integration of commercial measuring equipment in experimental setups
  • Purchasing and installation of laboratory IT
  • Project management of major projects.

This is how we use the workshops

Studerende ser på det hydrauliske spring

Experimental setups for study projects

As a student, you are always welcome to contact us if you need help with your project. We are very happy to be involved in the design of experimental setups (together with your supervisor), and we have extensive knowledge of what can be done, and how to do it. So you are welcome to come along early in the project phase, before the final experiment has been formulated or determined.

Many exciting setups have been constructed in the past. Here is a small selection:

  • Setup for the study of macroscopic “pancake jumps” (15 years of Nature Physics - and the film at YouTube)
  • Setup to study the hydraulic jump (see photo above)
  • Chaos pendulum with digital data collection
  • Setup to measure superconductors
  • Hourglass in a gravitational field other than that of the Earth.

 

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Measuring instruments for research

In physics, in particular, there is a long tradition of constructing measuring instruments. The workshops at INM have been especially involved in the development of measuring instruments/cells to study the dynamics of viscous liquids (the photo above shows a selection). Many instruments have also been developed for environmental biology.

Selected examples:

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Experimental setups for research

The workshops at INM have particularly extensive experience in developing equipment for the very precise control of temperature (and the like) in samples while they are being examined (so-called “sample environments”). In addition, a large number of lager and smaller sized specialised experimental setups have been developed, such as:

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Base at Roskilde University

The workshop is based at Department of Science and Environment

Related research units: Glass and time research centre // FRUSTMI research centre // IMFUFA research group // Environmental Dynamics research group

PhD school: Doctoral School of Science and Environment

Dregree programmes: Environmental Biology // Environmental Risk // Physics // Mathematical Physical Modelling // Mathematical Bioscience // Mathematical Computer Modelling // International Bachelor in Natural Sciences


Research from Roskilde University

Research - overview

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Research facilities at INM

Find additional information about other research facilities at Department of Science and Environment:

Research at Department of Science and Environment

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Contact

Team leader

Bo Jakobsen
Scientific Engineer
Phone +45 4674 2630
boj@ruc.dk