College of Science provide several facilities for staff, Students and Researchers. These are

Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Facility:The single crystal laboratory was established in 2016, and provides crystallographic support to researchers within the college of Science as well as offering services to external users.

Central Analytical and Applied Research Unit (CAARU): is a college of science facility under the dean's office. the idea of the unit was first proposed in 2004, under the name of central analytical and applied research facility.

Life Science Unit (LSU) : is a service and research facility under Dean’s office. LSU plays integral role in the conservation and sustainability of Oman’s Flora and Fauna. Thereby we contribute towards environment conservation and protection of our cultural heritage.

IT Zone Unit: is a college facility that provide IT support to end users. 

College Photocopy: Academic staff can photocopy exams, assignment, quizzes and handout for their students

Book Store: students collect the textbooks for their courses at the beginning of the semester and return them back at the end of semester

Glass blowing workshop: provide required glass laboratory tools for researchers, Academics and technical staff 

Computational Research Lab: Location S-W 1st Floor Building Room No. 1084, Hardware: about 12 PCs with dedicated graphics cards and wide screens, network printers, Software: COMSOL Multiphysics, MatlabOriginStellarium, MS Office, several research specific tools, Operating Systems: Windows, Scientific Linux

Zero-Client  Lab: Location S-E 1st Floor Building Room No. 1019, Hardware: about 82 terminals, Software:  MatlabStellarium, MS Office, Operating Systems: Windows

Computational Grid Cluster : Linux based 64 node computational cluster for intensive computational research. 

Physics Computer Lab: Location N-E 1st Floor Building Room No. 1028, Hardware: about 33 PCs with dedicated graphics cards and wide screens, network printer, Software: MatlabOriginStellarium, MS Office, Operating Systems: Windows



  • Single crystal structure determination of a wide range of small molecule:
  • Organic & inorganic crystals, organometallic compounds, coordination polymers, high-temperature solid-state materials.

The facility operates a STOE IPDS II diffractometer, equipped with a Mo X-ray source.  Sample temperatures between 90 and 300 K are attainable using the Cryostream low-temperature device, enabling low-temperature and variable temperature studies of single crystals (phase transitions, spin-crossover phenomena, and crystal thermochromism).

For more information Contact

Nawal K. Al-Rasbi (Associate Professor)

Room 0078 - Ground floor 

Phone: 2414 1477