Access core facilities
Core research facilities are research equipment and infrastructure that are available at a daily, hourly, or per-unit rate, for use by companies who contract with UMassD for use. Various levels of faculty or technician support is available, depending on the company’s internal expertise. Small Massachusetts-based businesses (<50 FTEs) can access core facilities at a reduced rate through the Massachusetts Innovation Voucher Program. Research facilities at UMassD that are officially recognized as core facilities include the following:
Core Director - David Manke | firstname.lastname@example.org
State-of-the-art dual source Bruker D8 Venture single-crystal diffraction system. Services include crystallization, data collection and structure determination. For more information please visit the X-Ray Diffraction Facility.
Laser Confocal Microscopy
Core Director - Maolin Guo | email@example.com
The Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope system can collect transmitted light images (bright field and DIC) as well as conventional and confocal fluorescence images. Four lasers are available covering the 405 nm to 633 nm range.
Scanning Electron Microscope Facility
Core Director - Milana Vasadev | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hitachi SU-5000 field emission SEM is a microscope used to observe micron/nano-scale structures (resolution of 0.5 nanometer (10-9 m)). The FESEM is equipped with a deceleration mode for improved imaging and avoiding the effects of charging. The SEM is equipped with a secondary electron detector, backscatter detector and an additional STEM detector.