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Core Research Facilities

RESEARCH ON CAMPUS

UMass Lowell research activities on campus currently adhere to guidelines of Stage 3B, a modified Stage 3 within the research re-entry plan. For additional information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

For those who wish to apply for re-entry or make modifications to their currently approved plan for Stage 3B, please use the online Long Term Access for Research / Scholarship application.

Join more than 250 academic, government and industry users and discover the many ways UMass Lowell Core Research Facilities can help you with your research.

Laboratories & Instruments

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Nanofabrication Lab

The Nanofabrication Lab Wing of the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center offers clean-room facilities equipped to handle complex research projects that require micro- and nanoscale fabrication. Explore the Nanofabrication Lab's equipment.

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New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center

The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center is a dedicated research, testing, and training facility. See the facilities.

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Fabric Discovery Center

The UMass Lowell Fabric Discovery Center is dedicated space for design, prototyping, pilot manufacturing and testing of high-tech fabrics, flexible electronics and medical textiles. Learn more about next-gen textiles.

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Materials Characterization Lab

The Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL) is UMass Lowell's central instrumentation facility for the characterization of materials. Learn more about the Materials Characterization Lab.

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Analytical Chemistry Lab

The Analytical Chemistry Lab offers a wide variety of analytical chemistry services, instruments and technical expertise including GPC, HPLC, LC/MS, Surface Plasmon Resonance. Check out the Analytical Chemistry Lab's capabilities.

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Next Generation Sequencing & Genomics Lab

The Next Generation Sequencing & Genomics Lab provides DNA and RNA sequencing services and technical expertise. Check out all the Next Generation Sequencing & Genomics Lab's capabilities.

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy Facility offers a state-of-the-art JEOL 400 MHz NMR. See the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility's equipment.

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Lyophilization Lab

The Lyophilization Lab is a state-of-the-art, non-GMP, pilot scale, manufacturing facility for the R&D of biopharmaceutical products requiring a lyophilization process step. Explore the facility and learn more about our three day, virtual industry training.

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Radiation Laboratory

The Radiation Laboratory provides controlled radiation environments and analytical measurement services and facilities for proton, neutron and gamma environments. Explore the Radiation Laboratory.

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Small Animal Imaging Lab

The Small Animal Imaging Lab consists of a suite of small animal imaging instruments that includes MRI, nanoScan PET/CT, NanoSPECT/CT and IVIS AMI-HT. Learn more about the Small Animal Imaging Lab.
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Thermal & Mechanical Properties Lab

The Thermal & Mechanical Properties Lab contains equipment including a DSC, Q20; TGA, Q50; and a DMA, Q800. Learn more about the Thermal & Mechanical Properties Lab.

Engage with Our Staff and Services

Register online and open your complimentary CRF account today. Our fee-based services are readily available when you need us.

Search our CRISP™database to locate instruments and services in atomic layer deposition, material characterization, mechanical properties, nanofabrication, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), photo lithography, plastics compounding, robotics testing and validation, thermal analysis, mechanical properties as well as clean room class 100 and 1000 experimental bays and a class 10,000 bio bay.

Login online to reserve instrument time, training and services from any location and communicate directly with our professional technical staff. All orders are confirmed promptly by our lab staff using our core research integrated software product (CRISP™) system.

Questions? Please contact us by email at: crf@uml.edu.