Discover Research in the College of Science and Mathematics!
Research in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) is a large part of graduate, as well as undergraduate student's studies at this student-centered, research-driven R2 institution.
CSM is pleased to offer a number of significant internal research funding opportunities for faculty, support creative activity and scholarship of faculty, and provide undergraduate students with research and creative experiences to enhance their learning.
The research areas at the College of Science and Mathematics allows students to expand their skills beyond their major in various interdisciplinary fields that span across the departments. Students will have the exciting opportunity to engage with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty members to conduct research that helps grow and support our surrounding communities. Each department offers subcategories that fit into the interests within each field for every student to excel in research that matters most to them.
Research Interest Groups (RIGs) help connect PIs across campus to build interdisciplinary teams that span multiple colleges, schools, or units, but for which there is not an established unit on campus. Topics, research questions, and goals are all driven by members of the RIGs. RIGs are a great way to mobilize a team with shared or complementary expertise and goals.
The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) offers collaborative research opportunities in the following interest areas. Click on the research interest groups for more information, as well as the faculty associated.
CSM Core Facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to researchers at KSU, other universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry. These facilities make use of highly specialized scientific equipment, diagnostic tools, adaptable prototyping processes and mechanical production shops.
The College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University (KSU) helps students, faculty, and external researchers by providing modern equipment, training, and assistance for advancing their projects across various research area. Listed below are some of the specialty equipment items used to make Kennesaw State a leader in research nationally and throughout the Southeast.
Anton Pair Multiwave GO Plus Microwave digestion System
BD Acurri C6 Flow Cytometer
BiacoreX100 SPR Biosensor
BiologGEN III Microstation System
Eppendorf BioFlo 320 and BioFlo 120 Bioprocess Control Systems
ForteBio Octet Red96e Biosensor
Glass Research Laboratory
The Glass Research Laboratory consists of two laboratory spaces housed under the physics department at the Marietta campus:
For all inquiries, contact: Kisa Ranasinghe.
PerkinElmer Ave 200 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer
The PerkinElmer Avio 200 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emissions Spectrometer (ICP-OES) is a powerful instrument capable of analyzing aqueous samples for approximately 95% of the elements on the periodic table. For most elements, the ICP can resolve concentrations down to the parts per billion level and for certain elements it can resolve concentrations as low as tens of parts per trillion. The instrument features an autosampler that can be programmed to analyze several dozen samples once a programmed run is started.
All inquiries should be directed to Dan Ferreira.
Sony Biosciences SH8oo Cell Sorter
The SH800 cell sorter is equipped with four lasers (405nm, 488nm, 561nm and 638nm) and six fluorescence detectors in addition to forward and backscatter detectors. This laser setup permits maximum flexibility in experimental design and allows easy discrimination between live cell labels such as GFP and RFP or Cherry. Disposable sorting chips featuring microfluidic technology are used to combine the sheath and sample lines. Fluidics, laser alignment, and sort stream calibration are all fully automated. The system can be run in analytical and preparative sort modes. Multiple sample tubes can be accommodated (0.5ml microfuge tube up to a 35ml centrifuge tube) and a wide variety of collection systems are available for cell sorting runs, including a 96 well-format collector that can be used in single cell sort mode. The entire instrument is housed in a custom-built Baker BSL class IIA biosafety cabinet, allowing the safe sorting of potentially hazardous samples. The system is controlled by proprietary Sony software and is very easy to set up and use.
Please contact Martin Hudson for training and scheduling. This instrument was purchased via a NSF MRI grant.