Facilities

We are committed to sharing our facilities and associated expertise with external academic and industrial collaborators. To discuss your requirements, please contact the staff listed on the pages below.

Facility title Overview
Bradley combustion laboratory Underpins fundamental and applied research in various aspects of combustion to improve fuels and enhance control of combustion in engines and turbines, with safety features to prevent explosions and detonations.
Cloud computing testbed Cloud computing cluster comprising 14 high performance Poweredge servers, a cloud gateway and a data server head node. Runs OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Manager. Used for teaching and research.
Colour science analytical A high level of expertise in a number of colour science analytical techniques.
Electron beam lithography Our JEOL JBX-6300FS is a state-of-the-art vector scan electron beam lithography system capable of patterning lines less than 10nm wide.
High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) HPLC systems provide rapid analysis of mixtures and the production of high quality purified materials, particularly where classical separation methods are unsuccessful.
Leeds electron microscopy and spectroscopy centre A leading research centre in microscopic and spectroscopic materials characterisation techniques.
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) LIDA's integrated research campus supports large scale research through infrastructure training and services for secure data handling.
Mass spectrometry Our mass spectrometry facilities provide cutting edge, highly sensitive determination of molecular weight and analysis of mixtures.
Microfluidics and interfacial fluid mechanics Supports fundamental and applied research to understand and control the fluid flow environment, essential for addressing efficiency of industrial processes and in creating milli- and micro-scale flow devices to assess the role of flow in chemical and biological systems.
Molecular beam epitaxy facility Our in-house Oxford Instruments V80H III–V MBE machine gives us the ability to grow layered compound semiconductor structures
Nanoscience and nanotechnology facility This facility is for the characterisation analysis of soft matter systems such as hybrid organic/inorganic system.
Nanotechnology cleanroom Comprises of a suite of laboratories including 200 m2 ISO 5 (Class 100) cleanroom supported by > 100 m2 of ancillary laboratory space for testing, packaging and post-processing, alongside a 30 m2 ISO4 (Class 10) cleanroom dedicated to our Jeol JBX-6300FS electron-beam lithography (EBL) system.
NMR spectroscopy Solution/liquid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy across five spectrometers operating at 7.05, 9.4, 11.75 (x2) and 14.1 T, corresponding to 1H Larmor frequencies of 300, 400, 500 and 600 MHz respectively.
Particle and materials characterisation Analytical facilities for characterisation of particles, powders, slurries, suspensions, emulsions and solutions.
Robotic liquid handling and screening Plate based screening methods enable high throughput assays to be performed. These assays are accelerated where the robotic liquid handler can be used for plate preparation.
School of Chemical and Process Engineering An <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemical-engineering-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities">overview of the facilities</a> available within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering.
School of Chemistry An <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/chemistry-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities-1">overview of the facilities</a> available within the School of Chemistry.
School of Civil Engineering An <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/civil-engineering-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities-2">overview of the facilities</a> available within the School of Civil Engineering.
School of Computing An <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/computing-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities-3">overview of the facilities</a> available within the School of Computing.
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering An <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/electronic-engineering-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities-4">overview of the facilities</a> available within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
School of Mechanical Engineering An <a href="http://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities-5">overview of the facilities</a> available within the School of Mechanical Engineering.
Solid waste management - sample preparation laboratory Features state of the art equipment with the unique capability of the most representative sub-sampling and sample preparation of waste and biomass solid samples.
Thermofluids research laboratory A practical laboratory focusing on fundamental fluid mechanics and combustion research.
Versatile x-ray spectroscopy facility A bespoke instrument that will establish the world’s first multi-technique X-ray core level spectroscopy facility for the characterization of materials under natural environmental conditions.
X-ray diffraction Our facility offers both single crystal and powder X-ray analysis, ranging from simple bulk powder analysis through to crystal structure solution and refinement.
X-ray diffraction facility Our x-ray diffraction facility houses two x-ray diffractometers as well as a suite of analysis tools to structurally characterise powders, thin films and coating, solid materials and single crystals.