Molecular Analysis Facility

The Molecular Analysis Facility located on the ground floor on the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building provides more than 15,000 square feet of low vibration, low electromagnetic interference ground contact space that houses a wide variety of sensitive instrumentation and lab space for molecular characterization and analysis.

There are currently 3 recharge centers operating within the space (Molecular Analysis Facility Core, Analytical Biopharmacy Core, and the CryoEM Facility). Information about each center’s instrumentation and links are provided below.

Molecular Analysis Facility Core

  • Microscopy: SEM, TEM, Raman, Confocal, Dual Beam FIB/SEM
  • Spectroscopy: Raman, XRD, Ellipsometer
  • Surface Analysis: AFM, UPS, ESCA/XPS, TOF SIMS, SFG Spectrometer
  • Sample Preparation Tools

Analytical Biopharmacy Core

  • Analytical Ultracentrifuge and Fluorescence Detection System
  • Calorimetry/Scanning Calorimetry
  • Density Meter and Viscometer
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance

Learn more about the matching program (up to $5,000) for new users of the Analytical Biopharmacy core!


  • Liquid N Cryo Transfer Holder and Workstation
  • Carbon Coater
  • Dry Pumping Station