South Campus Instrument Center

Peter Bush and the South Campus Instrument Center.

The South Campus Instrument Center (SCIC) is a full-service facility that specializes in surface imaging and spectroscopy for a wide range of materials and products, as well as expertise in product quality assurance testing, failure analysis, and forensic evaluations.

You are encouraged to work directly with our staff for your materials analysis needs. We are also available to visit your production sites to collect samples and additional information, if required.


The SCIC offers services for: 

  • UB students
  • UB faculty
  • Researchers at other academic institutions
  • Government
  • Industry

Technical capabilities

  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy with X-ray microanalysis (SEM/EDS)
  • Raman spectrometry
  • X-ray diffraction & fluorescence(XRD & XRF)
  • Bacteriology lab with a sterility assurance service


  • Microphotography suitable for advertising and training purposes
  • Routine analysis of materials for quality control and assurance
  • Failure analysis
  • Product research, development and testing
  • Consultation for analysis strategy
  • Facility orientation
  • On-site technical assistance
  • Remote technical consultation
  • Process development
  • Workforce training/education 
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9 AM - 5 PM

For additional information or to schedule lab time, contact:

Peter Bush
Director, South Campus Instrument Center
450 Biomedical Research Building (BRB), South Campus
(716) 829-3561


The SCIC is located in room 450, Biomedical Research Building (BRB) on UB's South Campus in Buffalo, NY.