Energetic Materials Research Center

Jason Baird, Associate Professor
Catherine Johnson, Assistant Professor

This facility is the only one of its kind in a university environment.  The Center has two blast-containment chambers, one rated for 1kg of explosives and the other rated for 4kg. In addition to workstations running advanced simulation software, the Center has explosion imaging equipment that includes an ultra-high speed Cordin 10-A framing camera (capable of 1,250,000 frames/sec), high-speed video cameras (one, a Phantom V10, capable of 115,000 frames per second), a gated ICCD camera (capable of single exposures down to 55 nanosecond exposure times) and flash x-ray equipment.