Key services
  • Genomics
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Imaging
  • Flow cytometry
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance

The seven facilities within the biosciences core offer services and tools including microscopy, bioinformatics, genomics, flow cytometry, microbiome analysis, and mass spectrometry.

Chemical and Environmental Characterization

Key services
  • Magnetic resonance (NMR/MRI)
  • Calorimetry
  • Environmental analysis
  • Ultrafast laser spectroscopy
  • Molecular structure and dynamics

The four facilities within the chemical and environmental characterization core offer instruments and expert services to characterize the behavior and properties of a wide range of organic, inorganic and biological materials, including:

  • proteins, DNA, lipids and other biomolecules
  • tissue, organic matter and small animals (such as insects)
  • semiconductor, optoelectronic and solar materials
  • nanomaterials
  • glasses, disordered solids and polymers
  • pharmaceutical compounds
  • ecological systems

Computing and data services

Key services
  • High performance computing (HPC)
  • Supercomputer
  • Sub-process
  • HTC
  • Servers
  • Big data
  • Hadoop
  • Linux
  • GPU

ASU supports research data and high performance computing needs as well as independent evaluation services for both externally and internally funded programs and grants. 

Instrument Design and Fabrication

Key services
  • Research support
  • Design
  • Repair
  • Electronics
  • Glassblowing
  • Machining
  • Ultra high vacuum
  • Welding
  • EDM

The IDF core facilities can design, build, modify and repair instruments to support your research. Our facilities include:

Materials characterization and synthesis

Key services
  • Aberration corrected EM
  • Cryo-TEM
  • Ion beam analysis
  • Microprobe
  • Spectroscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • High-pressure synthesis
  • life Science Electron microscopy
  • Synthesis and processing

The Eyring Materials Center provides academic and industry researchers with open access to advanced facilities and equipment for materials characterization; surface, optical and structural analysis; high-resolution and life Science electron microscopy; and materials synthesis and processing notably at high pressure.

Facilities within EMC include:

  • John M. Cowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy
  • Life Science Electron Microscopy Lab
  • Goldwater Materials Science Facility


Key services
  • Thin film deposition
  • Device fabrication
  • Lithography
  • Plasma etching
  • Thermal processing
  • Wet chemical processing

Our Nanofabrication facilities are equipped with the tools and expertise for advanced device processing, characterization, development and fabrication. With more than 45,000 combined square feet of clean room space, the core’s facilities specialize in nanofabrication, nanoscale processing and electronics design, fabrication, testing and integration.

atomic force microscopy,bioinformatics,biostatistics,cell sorting,data analysis,DNA extraction,electron microscopy,transmission electron microscopy (TEM),scanning electron microscopy (SEMs),electron paramagnetic resonance,spin relaxation,electron spin echo,electron spin density,zeeman interaction,hyperfine coupling,zero-field splitting,electron-electron double resonance,environmental analysis and testing,flow cytometry,flow sorting,fluorescent analysis,genomics,genetic sequencing,next-generation sequencing (NGS),RNA seq,genome sequencing,ChIP seq,Exome sequencing,cancer panel sequencing,Illumina,DNA sequencing,Sanger sequencing,ABI 3730,mRNA sequencing,smRNA sequencing,bacterial NGS sequencing,FFPE sequencing,amplicon sequencing,16s sequencing,genetics,machine learning,mass spectrometry,protein,MALDI,Triple quad,HPLC-MS/MS,Proteome/proteomics,metabolomics,Lipidome/lipodomics,glycomics,post-translational modification (PTM),SDS-PAGE,2D-E,Tandem MS/MS,Orbitrap Fusion [tool],ABI 4800 [tool],GC/GC-MS,Q-TOF,intact proteins,charge deconvolution,in-gel digest,accurate mass,electron transfer dissociation (ETD),nanospray,metagenomics,microbiome,optical microscopy,plasmid repository,protein/peptide arrays,ribo depletion,scanning tunneling microscopy,separations,single cell analysis,spectroscopy
Chemical and Environmental Characterization
calorimetry,centrifuge,chromatography,environmental analysis and testing,flow injection,furnaces,gas analysis,inductively coupled plasma (ICP),isotope,mass spectrometry,protein,microbalance,microwave,magnetic resonance,nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR),microimaging,structure,drug discovery,solid state,material,characterization,diffusion,compound,validation,metabolomics,kinetics,dynamics,polymer,chemistry,dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC),calorimetry,differential scanning calorimetry,SLA,stereolithography printing,3D printing,molecular dynamics,electronic structure,small molecule,protein structure,drug discovery,metabolics,porosity,separations,spectroscopy,surface area,wet chemical processing,total organic carbon,ultra-fast laser,pulsed laser (PL) lifetime,pulsed laser ,laser,fluorescence,time-correlated single photon counting,time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy,single molecule spectroscopy,transient absoption spectroscopy
Computing and data services
data storage,data analysis,high performance computing (HPC),super computer,server cluster,servers,big data,Hadoop,Linux,high throughput computing (HTC)
Instrument Design and Fabrication
electronics design/repair,glassblowing services,instrument design,instrument repair,machining services,ultra high vacuum,vacuum pump,sheet metal,computer aided design (CAD),computer numerical control (CNC) lathe,electrical discharge machining (EMD),computer aided manufacturing (CAM),welding,computer numerical control (CNC) mill,service machine,annealing
Materials characterization and synthesis
atomic force microscopy,calorimetry,film deposition,electron microscopy,transmission electron microscopy (TEM),scanning electron microscopy (SEMs),electron probe electron microscopy/analysis (EPEM, EPEA),aberration corrected electron microscopy (ACEM),cryo-transmission electron microscopy (CTEM),environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM),focused ion beam SEM,scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM),high angle annular dark field,furnaces,high spatial analytical measurements,high pressure synthesis,ion beam analysis (IBA),proton/particle induced X-ray emissions (PIXE),particle induced gamma emission (PIGE),X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy,energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (EDXRF),elastic recoil detection (ERD) analysis (ERDA),nuclear reaction analysis (NRA),ion channeling,light element detection,materials processing,microprobe,optical microscopy,profilometer (optical/stylus),Rutherford backscattering (RBS),spectroscopy,X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS),Auger electron spectroscopy (AES),UV-vis spectroscopy ,Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR),Raman spectroscopy,Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS),Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX),thermo gravimetry analysis,X-ray diffraction (XRD),ellipsometry,life Science Electron microscopy
cleanroom,deposition,atomic layer deposition,dielectric deposition,metal deposition,device fabrication,MEMS device fabrication,semiconductor device fabrication,lithography,electron beam lithography,optical lithography,metrology,plasma etching,thermal processing,wet chemical processing