Small Research Facilities

The Following Small Research Facilities are available for use at the School of Engineering.

  • The Atomic Force Microscopy Facility at the University of Edinburgh houses a Bruker JPK NanoWizard 4XP and JPK CellHesion 200 AFM for the structural, mechanical and surface characterisation of samples across a range of environmental conditions.
    This facility is available to all researchers across the university as well as external users from other universities and industry.
    JPK NanoWizard 4XP
  • The Bioimaging Facility at Edinburgh University offers both multiphoton imaging and spectral characterisation for a wide range of samples from both biological and material sciences. This service is available to staff, students and external users.

    Our imaging and measurement techniques include:

    • Confocal Raman Spectroscopy
    • Label-Free Confocal Microscopy
      • Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS)
      • Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS)
      • Two-Photon Excitation Fluorescence (TPEF)
    • Second Harmonic Generation (SHG)
    • Atomic Force Microscopy
    Cancer Biopsy Stain Microscopy image
  • The University of Edinburgh Curved Wave Tank is a multidirectional wave facility, which is capable of producing digitally controlled pseudo random waves with definable spectral and directional statistics. It is equipped with force feedback absorbing wavemakers, which enhance the accuracy of marine environmental conditions through the minimisation of standing waves.

    University of Edinburgh Curved Wave Tank photographed from the control desk looking down onto the water tank and waves
  • Edinburgh Microfluidics Prototyping

    Microfluidic technology has gained significant popularity over the last decade due to its many advantages as an enabling technology. It is now widely used in various research areas including, among others: chemical synthesis (including DNA); studies of chemical reactions; cell culture and manipulation; fluid dynamics; and medical diagnostics.

    Microfabrication Process capabilities at the SMC demonstrated in graphics
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