The Kamal A. Shair Central Research Science Laboratory (KAS CRSL) at the American University of Beirut is a five-million-dollar laboratory facility housing more than 30 major equipment distributed between Four Areas (Central Wing, East Wing, West Wing, and Basement; ~400 m2) in addition to four shared rooms at the departments of Biology (BIOL 314A), Chemistry (CHEM 216), and Physics (PHYS 104 & 105). The KAS CRSL is considered as the pride of FAS and AUB, as it serves research in most disciplines across AUB (mainly FAS, MSFEA, FAFS, FHS, FM) and constitutes a state-of-the-art platform essential for a thriving and progressive university research environment.
The KAS CRSL is comprised of Six Main Sections:
- Materials Science
- Microscopy & Imaging
The KAS CRSL complements other specialized departmental and faculty research laboratories, and as such aims at promoting individual as well as joint and multidisciplinary cooperative research.