Laboratory For Innovation Facilitating Excellence

Laboratory For Innovation Facilitating Excellence

SUSTAINABILITY " LABORATORY FOR INNOVATION FACILITATING EXCELLENCE "

Laboratories enshrined in the institutional and social settings are critical to the process of building a culture of scientific temper and co-creation of knowledge generation, dissemination and action aimed at understanding the Earth system that supports life. Among various sciences, the field of sustainability helps us understand the Earth system deeper and better and it provides integrative thinking and holistic perspective. What is central to the science of sustainability is its inclusive approach to connect people, planet, profit, peace and prosperity.

Since its inception in 2013, Xavier University has been engaged in promoting research, education, and outreach program leveraging the advantages of various disciplines such as engineering, science, technology, ecology, social & behavioural sciences and management. School of Sustainability is mandated with the mission of promoting laboratory based research and education at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

The first ever sustainability laboratory, bearing the acronym (LIFE- Lab for Innovation Facilitating Excellence) has been set up at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar under the aegis of School of Sustainability focusing on four focus areas, viz.

  • Environmental Analysis Laboratory
  • Air Laboratory
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Laboratory
  • Sustainable Design Laboratory

School of Sustainability of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar inaugurated its first “Sustainability Laboratory for Innovation Facilitating Excellence” or “LIFE” on 21st September 2018.

Dr. S Peppin (EX-Dean, School of Sustainability) started the event by explaining the significance of LIFE. The lab was then declared open by cutting the ribbon by Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes, S.J. (EX-Vice Chancellor, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar) and eminent industry veteran, Mr P.S. Narayan (Vice President and Head, Sustainability and Social Initiatives, Wipro Limited).

Laboratory facilities in the LIFE (Laboratory for Innovation Fostering Excellence) Lab at School of Sustainability, Xavier University

  • Digital Weighing Balance
  • Double beam UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Double Distillation Unit
  • Autoclave
  • Digital pH Meter
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Hot Plate With Magnetic Stirrer
  • Colorimeter
  • EPA Turbidity meter
  • Jar Test Apparatus
  • Heating Mantle
  • High Volume Air Sampler (PM 10/PM 2.5)
  • Benchtop Multi-Meter
  • Microwave Synthesizer
  • Vacuum pump with filtration kit
  • Multi Parameter Field Water Test Kit
  • GPS
  • ArcGIS Desktop software
  • Digital Weighing Balance
  • Double beam UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Double Distillation Unit
  • Autoclave
  • Digital pH Meter
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Hot Plate With Magnetic Stirrer
  • Colorimeter
  • EPA Turbidity meter
  • Jar Test Apparatus
  • Heating Mantle
  • High Volume Air Sampler (PM 10/PM 2.5)
  • Benchtop Multi-Meter
  • Microwave Synthesizer
  • Vacuum pump with filtration kit
  • Multi Parameter Field Water Test Kit
  • GPS
  • ArcGIS Desktop software