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  Software Resources
  • Agilent Advance Design System (ADS) is a PC-based microwave circuit design, simulation, and layout system
  • Ansys High-Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) running on a Dell computer with dual 12-core 2.3 GHz Xeon processors with 512 GB of memory and nVidia CUDA enabled graphics processors, permitting objective (rather than intuitive) design of loop-gap resonator coils and cavities, and is useful for modeling RF field distributions
  • Ansys Maxwell 3D, a field simulator that uses finite-element analysis to solve electromagnetic problems; it is run on the same computer as Ansoft HFSS
  General Resources


The Department of Biophysics, which houses the National Biomedical EPR Center, occupies the ground level of the MACC Fund Research Center (MFRC). Approximately 20,000 square feet (gross) are available. The space includes chemical, biochemical, and two tissue culture labs, an engineering complex, a microwave lab, six EPR spectroscopy labs, and a machine shop.

The Free Radical Research Center (FRRC) is located in the Medical College of Wisconsin's Medical Education Building (MEB) and occupies 1,100 square feet of laboratory space, plus an additional 200 square feet of office and library space. The MEB and MFRC are connected by a skywalk.


The Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex are all located adjacent to each other on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) campus.



The Department of Biophysics has 26 enclosed offices for faculty and staff and 12 study carrels for visitors. An extensive collection of books and periodicals is maintained in the department.


A well-equipped machine shop with two numerically controlled mills, both with four-axis capability, two manually controlled mills, two full size lathes, a numerically controlled lathe, a jeweler's lathe and mill, as well as supplementary precision instruments is located in the Department of Biophysics and staffed by a full-time machinist with 30 years of experience. An electronics shop is maintained with three graduate electrical engineers, an electronics technician, and two part-time electrical engineers. Included is a computer with circuit board design software for layout of circuit designs. A synthetic chemistry lab and wet chemistry-biochemistry preparative labs with normal equipment, vacuum lines, glass blowing bench, and cold room are available. A full-time organic chemist is employed.

Contact Us

National Biomedical EPR Center
Department of Biophysics
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-4003
(414) 955-6512 (fax)

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