Research Centers and Facilities


Center for Renewable Energy, Science & Technology (CREST)

Co-Directors: Krishnan Rajeshwar, Distinguished University Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brian Dennis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
Phone: 817-272-1021
Address: 202 E. Border Street Suite 319, Arlington, TX 76019

Center of Excellence for High Energy Physics

Director: Kaushik De, professor of physics
Phone: 817-272-2813
Address: Science Hall, Box 19059, Arlington, TX 76019

The Industrial and Organizational Psychology Center

Director: Nicolette Hass, professor of practice
Phone: 817-272-5480
Address: 501 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019



Life Sciences Core Facility

Director: Kimberly Bowles
Phone: 817-272-0090
Address: 501 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019

Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center

Biological Curator: Greg Pandelis
Phone: 817-272-3615
Address: 910 S. Davis Street, Arlington, TX 76019

Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR)

Director: Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Phone: 817-272-0618
Address: Chemistry & Physics Building Room 233, 700 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX 76019



Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry

The Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, which opened in 2012, is a $6 million mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry research center which includes a large number of mass spectrometers, as well as state-of-the-art supporting peripheries (e.g. chromatography and sample preparation) and other spectroscopy instrumentation.

Shimadzu Center for Bio-Molecular Imaging

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.

Shimadzu Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science

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 facility has applications in homeland security, environmental science, geological science, and material engineering.

Shimadzu Institute Center for Nanostructured Materials

The Shimadzu Institute Center for Nanostructured Materials has several state-of-the-art instruments to support interdisciplinary research. Our instrumentation includes atomic force microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction for characterization of thin-film, powder, as well as single-crystal structures, and Raman spectroscopy. Users of our research center include faculty PI's, postdoctoral research associates, and students from the UTA chemistry, physics, and materials science departments, other universities, as well as commercial clients.

North Texas Genome Center

The North Texas Genome Center (NTGC) is a research center dedicated to performing population-based genomic studies. Through various research collaborations, including the partnership with Texas A&M University to form the Texas Genomics Core Alliance, the NTGC conducts research in areas of disease prevention, cancer genomics, immunogenetics and fundamental aspects of genetics. The NTGC houses a variety of high-end research instruments and a team of research staff to assist in sequencing projects and data analysis. The NTGC staff work with students in planning experiments and help to mentor student research experiences in genomics and bioinformatics.