Crystal X-ray Diffraction

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. Its located in Lab 0078 - Ground floor (Next to College Administration)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). 

Services provided by the facility:

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

For more information Contact

Nawal K. Al-Rasbi (Associate Professor)

Phone: 2414 1477


Central Analytical and Applied Research Unit (CAARU):

Location: Ground floor, Building-B (Annex) of the college.

Services: The unit is a college of science facility under the dean's office. For any further enquiry, Email:

Life Science Unit (LSU):

Location: 1st floor, Science West building of the college and Botanical Garden 

Services: The unit 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.

The unit manage and develop botanic garden and herbarium plants. 

IT Zone Unit:

Location: ground floor, Science West building of the college.

Services: The unit is a college facility under Dean's Office that provide IT support to end users, Update College Website & run IT-related workshops for End users.

Use the ITSM system, You can access it through SQU PORTAL also, to for IT Technical support 

College Photocopy:

Location: 2nd floor, Chemistry Department, Science West building of the college.   

Services: Printing required documents for Academic staff. For any enquiry call ext. 2346

Book Store:

Location: Ground floor, Science West building of the college. 

Services: Loan Textbooks for students/Academic Staff related to academic courses at the beginning of the semester and return them back at the end of semester. For any enquiry call ext. 2219

Glass blowing workshop:

Location: Ground floor, Science East building of the college.

Services: The workshop provides required glass laboratory tools for researchers, Academics and technical staff. Contact Mr. Adel Agzoon for any enquiry on ext. 2409 and Email: 

Computational Research Lab:

Location: 1st Floor, lab No. 1084, South-West building of the college.

Equipment's: The lab equipped with around 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 (Physics department):

Location: 1st Floor, lab No. 1019, Science-East building of the college.

Equipment's: The lab equipped with Hardware: about 82 terminals, Software:  MATLABStellarium, MS Office, Operating Systems: Windows

Physics Computer Lab (Physics department):

Location: 1st Floor, lab No. 1028, North-East building of the college.

Equipment's: The Lab equipped with about 33 PCs with dedicated graphics cards and wide screens, network printer, Software: MATLABOriginStellarium, MS Office, Operating Systems: Windows