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Equipment and Instrumentation Portal (EQUIP)
Analytical services

In some cases, our qualified staff can offer full-service support. Depending on your project, we can help you with sample preparation, process development and processing, quality assurance testing, data and failure analysis, and reporting.


Our laboratory staff provides all the hands-on training you need. We’ll guide you through facilities orientation and protocols, required environment health and safety training, and any in-depth training needed to operate specific equipment.

Project consultation

We can help you decide which facilities, equipment or services you need for your project. Our experienced staff can consult with you and your team, and provide valuable advice regarding planning, preparation, processing and scheduling.

UB’s Science and Engineering Equipment and Instrumentation Portal (EQUIP) of shared facilities provides cost-effective access to precision laboratories, tools and equipment for electronic device development, the study and analysis of materials, motion simulation and 3D additive & digital manufacturing.  All are available for shared use by UB students and faculty, as well as researchers at other academic institutions, and those in government and industry. 

Materials Characterization Laboratory

MCL Fast Facts

  • available at UB South Campus and UB North Campus
  • Test and analyze liquid, powder, surface and bulk materials
  • Composition and contamination measurement
  • Quality assurance, failure analysis & forensic evaluations
  • For microscopy, metrology, sample preparation, spectrometry, thermal processing and analysis, and x-ray diffraction and flourescence.
Davis Hall Cleanroom

CRM Fast Facts

  • Class 1000 clean space with class 100 working areas
  • Available at UB North Campus 
  • Designed for electronic device development, processing and other applications
  • For deposition, etching, microscopy, metrology, photolithography, surface science, thermal processing & analysis, and wafer bonding.
Materials Characterization Laboratory

DML Fact Facts

  • Available at UB North Campus
  • FDM, SLA, PolyJet™, Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), and Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF) technologies
  • 3D printing in a variety of materials including ABS, PLA, photopolymer resins, carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar®, and nylon.
  • For 3D printing / additive manufacturing services and technologies for rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing of highly-detailed and durable 3D objects and parts.
Materials Characterization Laboratory

MSL Fast Facts

  • Available at UB North Campus
  • Infrastructure for ground vehicle applications and research in training, education, transportation safety, human factors, clinical applications and others.
  • Features a motion-based driving simulator with a fully-surround driver field-of-view.
  • Facility can be leveraged for academic research (proposal) collaborations, industry partnerships, and workforce development.

Need Help? Contact us:

Donald Goralski

Shared Instrumentation Laboratories

(716) 645-5151

News and Announcements

Students working in a clean room at Davis Hall at the University at Buffalo.

The awards will support projects designed to boost economic development in Western New York.

UB awarded grant for self-driving car

The $1.2 million NSF grant, plus another $500,000 from UB, will be used to create a research facility for self-driving and connected cars.