Facilities & Equipment

As one of the world's premier research institutions, UB has an impressive collection of specialized equipment, as well as dedicated research facilities. We invite you to learn more about these valuable resources, and contact us for details regarding how you can use them.

The Motion Simulation Lab has moved!

The MSL is now a part of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. You can visit the new MSL webpage here.

BioDesign Core Facility lab tech.

The BioDesign Core Facility is an analytical characterization laboratory that provides mass spectrometry and other related services to UB researchers and the greater community with interests in biological transformations.


UB has class 1000 cleanroom space with class 100 working areas available for use. The multidisciplinary cleanroom is designed for research and electronic device development and processing, materials characterization, microfabrication and other processes.

The Digital Manufacturing Laboratory provides access to a variety of 3D printing / additive  and digital manufacturing services and technologies for rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing of highly detailed and durable 3D objects and parts. 

materials characterization.

We can help you to understand a material's structure and properties using the specialized equipment and expert analytical services at UB - for both surface and bulk materials characterization.

high resolution transmission electron microscopy facility.

High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) Facility

The JEOL JEM 2010 is a high-resolution electron microscope with an accelerating voltage of 200KV, and a point resolution of 0.19 nm. Equipped with a 5-axis micro-active goniometer, the JEOL HRTEM enables micro-structural analysis for a variety of crystalline materials.

High-Speed 3D Velocimetry System cameras with laser.

High-Speed 3D Velocimetry System Facility

The High-Speed 3D Velocimetry System Facility is home to the LaVision FlowMaster Time-Resolved Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system. This system provides capabilities for high-resolution, high-speed tomographic particle image velocimetry and 3D particle tracking velocimetry for the study of complex flows.

A student in full lab gear (gloves, lab coat and goggles) distributes a liquid specimen into one of several small tubes in the OSIBL.

Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab (OSIBL)

The Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory is a service center specializing in the analysis of organic compound abundance, compound-specific H and C isotopes, organic matter %C, %N, and C and N isotopes, and H and O isotopes in water.

From collaborating with and leveraging faculty expertise to using cutting-edge technology and specialized equipment to leasing space - UB has a wide variety of facilities and resources available to help you achieve your goals.