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UMass Lowell scales back Fall 2020 plan to minimize students, employees on campus. View the plan for more info.

Core Research Facilities


UMass Lowell is resuming research activities on a staged basis following the recommendations of the UMass Lowell Fall/Summer 2020 Planning Committee on Research and Scholarship Support. This committee has developed a re-entry plan for campus research that adheres to university, state and federal guidelines for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Please review the plan carefully for complete details about the staged approach and the protocols and requirements for health and safety.

The university is currently in Stage 3 which means that campus access is restricted, but limited access will be permitted with advance approval and in compliance with requirements issued by the committee and university for safety and other matters. Requests for access are strictly voluntary and no researcher should feel pressure to return to the lab during this re-entry stage.

For those who wish to apply for re-entry during Stage 3, please complete the application for activities using research and scholarship spaces through the UMass Lowell Research & Innovation Opportunities Portal, also known as InfoReady. The application process includes approval for the requested research and scholarship space, the number and type of personnel who may use such space, which hours it is available and health and safety standards, including training requirements.

As stated in the re-entry plan, all researchers who wish to apply for on-campus access during Stage 3 must complete a safety training provided by The New England Consortium (TNEC). Please visit the TNEC website to learn more and register for a training.

Please continue to review all the COVID-19 research announcements as the Office of Research and Innovation provides updates throughout the stages.

Thank you for your cooperation as we all work together to facilitate the continuation of important research and scholarship activities on campus. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ or please email:

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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 our 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.

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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 our 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 its 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 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.
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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 & Mechanical Properties Lab

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

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.

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