JILA W. M. Keck Lab receives CU Green Labs Program Award for shared research resources

Submitted by kennac on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 9:55 am

Photo of JILA W.M. Keck Lab clean room

Image Credit
David Alchenberger 

JILA W. M. Keck Lab has been selected to receive a CU Green Labs Program Award for the lab’s efforts for shared research resources. The annual CU Green Labs Awards Program started in 2015 to reward departments that work to make the campus' sustainability possible.  Awardees exemplify CU’s continuing efforts to become a sustainable institution. 

This year, there are three CU Green Labs Program Awards: 

  • Physics Department Helium Facility, Partnership for Lab Sustainability
  • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Departmental Achievement
  • JILA W.M. Keck Lab, Laboratory Achievement

This award announces the campus' appreciation for the actions and commitments of the JILA W.M. Keck Lab to reduce the footprint of laboratory research on the environment and to advance the culture of sustainability in the science community. 

This lab is an optical metrology lab that contains a suite of instruments used to determine the optical and surface properties of materials. It also houses different levels of cleanrooms used for experiments.