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Core Research Facilities

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. Attend one of our events or schedule a private tour to learn more about how we can help you with analysis, data interpretation, new product development, research testing, validation and more.

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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.

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Laboratories & Instruments

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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.
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Biomolecular Characterization Lab

The Biomolecular Characterization Laboratory (BCL) at UMass Lowell is a centralized location for chemical and biomolecule analysis. Check out our capabilities.
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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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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 our equipment.
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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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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy Facility offers two-solution state Bruker NMRs. See the equipment.
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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 facility.
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Thermal Analysis & Materials Property Lab

Thermal Analysis & Materials Property Lab contains equipment including . A DSC, Q20; TGA, Q50; and a DMA, Q800 along with an ARES rheometer. Learn more.