Support for Facilities
Resnick Water and Environment Laboratory (WEL)
Formally Environmental Analysis Center, WEL the state-of-the-art facility that supports a diverse research portfolio at Caltech. WEL is located in the Linde Center laboratory for Global Environmental Science Building. Please visit the Resnick Sustainability Institute WEL website.
Environmental Chemistry and Technology Laboratory
Sunlight from the building's solar telescope is focused into photolysis reactors in the lab, where artificial photosynthesis processes are developed to convert water and carbon dioxide into fuels. Additionally, new technologies are developed for storing electric energy in batteries and for treating water.
In this unique, metal-free room, researchers make high-precision measurements of tiny traces of metals and radioactive isotopes found in ocean water, corals, and stalagmites to reveal the conditions of the oceans in the past.
This chamber allows scientists from around the world to study, in a precisely controllable laboratory setting, the chemical reactions that produce urban smog and atmospheric particulates.
Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemical Physics
Investigators in this laboratory study interactions of light with molecules in the atmosphere to determine how pollution forms, and to measure atmospheric concentrations of aerosols and greenhouse gases.
High-Precision Spectroscopy Laboratory
Housed in a copper-encased room with specially designed acoustic and electromagnetic insulation, this noise-free lab allows Caltech scientists to achieve remarkably precise laser measurements of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and atmospheric trace constituents.
Classroom and Conference Room
The building’s former library, which houses a new classroom and a conference room with modern teleconferencing facilities, forms the educational hub of the Linde Center.
Caltech researchers are most productive when they can easily interact, and the balcony space serves as a popular meeting point for conversations and breaks.