Research Resources

The Following Research Resources are available for use at the School of Engineering.
  • The Advanced Adsorption Lab houses the following list of equipment for the purpose of characterising porous materials and undertaking adsorption experiments:

  • Do you have interesting and important challenges involving snow and ice?

    We have a multi-chamber cold room that can go from < 0 ˚C to –20 ˚C, various techniques to quantify mechanical behaviour, and imaging equipment to characterise fine-scale structure.

    We have expertise in the fundamentals of ice and snow and how that understanding can be applied in practice.

    Dr Jane Blackford working on a snow pack
  • Analytical instruments:

    • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system
    • Gas chromatography (GC-MS, GC-FID)
    • Ion chromatography (IC)
    • Fluorescence spectroscopy
    • Total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer
    • Spectrophotometer UV-Vis
    • Zetasizer


    Microbiology equipment:

  • The largest full scale railway track bed in a UK university, located at the Kings Buildings Campus of the University of Edinburgh

  • Our research facilities are located at the William Rankine Building, within the University of Edinburgh's King's Buildings Campus, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. This building and the neighbouring Alexander Graham Bell Building host the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment.

    William Rankine Building, King's Buildings, Edinburgh
  • This equipment and the research staff are located in the Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC), a purpose built facility at the University's Science and Engineering campus at King's Buildings.

    Scottish Microelectronics Centre
  • The SMC infrastructure provides extensive cleanroom facilities with the bandwidth to undertake research requiring access to smart microsystems technology as well as an environment which can host staff from collaborating industries.

    The Scottish Microelectronics Centre at the University of Edinburgh
  • The recently refurbished Structures Test Hall is our high-headroom lab for testing large and unusual structural assemblies.

    The strong floor and reaction frame systems give great versatility in the types of test that we can carry out, and we have a state of the art Instron actuator system for applying two independent loads under precise computer control.

    The Structures Lab


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