The Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry provides researchers with superb capability for detection and quantification of chemical components. The state-of-the-art instrumentation suite includes gas and liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometers, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometers, and a variety of spectrophotometers. The center meets the needs of a wide variety of fields for the detection of small molecules, trace elements, proteins, lipids, and polymers.
The Shimadzu Center for Bio-Molecular Imaging provides instrumentation focused on the identification of molecular signatures such as: protein and lipid detection, microorganism identification, biomarker discovery, and advanced brain imaging. The center offers an automated protein digestion station with liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometer, protein sequencer, a variety of spectrophotometers from the UV-Vis to the Near Infrared region, and the first functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy brain imager in the United States.
The Shimadzu Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science harnesses the power of the most up-to-date technology for the study of major and trace element analysis, contaminant detection, and material structures. Instrumentation includes multiple X-ray platforms and electron microprobe analyzer; atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma emission and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Further enhanced by particle size analyzers from the nano- to micro-scale and total organic carbon analyzers.
The Center for Nanotechnology Research is a preeminent research center of its kind; with its class 100 cleanroom and superior instrument capabilities the center has application to all science and engineering disciplines in micrometer and nanometer scale. The center houses over 75 major pieces of equipment for all areas of fabrication and characterization including deposition, etching-ashing, dicing and bonding, photolithography, FIB and E-Beam writer, scanning electron microscope, and scanning tunneling microscope.
The Shimadzu Center for Nanostructured Materials is an interdisciplinary research center where physics, chemistry, and material science are applied to this emerging area of nanoscience. Instrumentation includes X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Raman Spectroscopy, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), and Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). These tools support structural characterization and analysis of bulk and surface crystal, elemental, and molecular composition.
The Shimadzu Center for Human Genomics focuses on studies of functional genetics. Instrumentation includes a pyrosequencer, real-time polymerase chain reaction in conjunction with automated sample preparation and liquid handling systems for high throughput applications. The center provides platforms for genotyping, as well as transcript and protein expression analysis. The center's primary focus is to support genetic studies of human samples such as blood, saliva, and tissues.
The Shimadzu Center for Materials Genome is a state-of-the-art facility enabling efficient materials characterization, diagnostics, and prognosis methods relying on three-dimensional imaging and performance prediction based on accurate computational tools. The center uniquely combines micro-focus computed tomography (CT) imaging, digital image correlation (DIC) techniques, and an array of load frames capable of static, fatigue, and impact loads. The analysis technology assembled in the center is able to capture the material structure geometry, including manufacturing irregularities, in three dimensions.