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Join us in November 2014 for an ARPA-e sponsored workshop, organized jointly between NIST and the Council for Chemical Research, that will engage representatives from industry, government, and academia in a meaningful exchange of ideas on the frontiers of adsorption science measurements for adsorbent materials.

2014 NIChE Workshop 
November 5-6, 2014
NIST Laboratory in Gaithersburg, MD.

To register click here.

Postdoctoral opportunities

To find out about Postdoctoral opportunities, click here.


sample holder for magnetic suspension balance

Magnetic suspension balance monitors mass uptake without making contact with sample holder.

enclosures for flammable gases

Continuously vented cabinets  for hydrogen and methane gas cylinders.

Combined Tools

Combined tools for binary gas mixtures (bottom right) and multicomponent gases (upper left).


The NIST Facility for Adsorbent Characterization and Testing (FACT) is a state-of-the-art laboratory recently commissioned with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to address the challenges inherent to measuring gas and vapor sorption properties.  

FACT supports programs developing adsorbents and serves the sorbent materials research community by providing impartial testing and characterization of material sorption properties, establishing testing procedures, and disseminating reliable sorbent material property data and measurement best practices.


For a quick overview and measurement capabilities of FACT, click here.



Laura Espinal

P: 301-975-8979

F: 301-975-5334