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UMass Lowell Core Research Facilities

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  • Let us help you with your research. Take advantage of our:

    State-of-the-art Facilities

    Professional Staff

    Easy Access

    Favorable User Rates

    Hands-on Training

    Technology Forums & Workshops

    Bridge to Faculty Expertise and Innovations

    Shared Laboratories & Services at UMass LowellCore ResearchFacilities

    Shared Laboratories & Services at UMass Lowell

    Core ResearchFacilities

    At UMass Lowell we make it easy to help you with your research. We now offer direct access toseveral research laboratories and services throughour Core Research Facilities (CRF) program.

    The process is simple! Using our online order system,, you may reserve services, instruments and training at all of our Core Research Facilities. Open an account at There is no financial obligation until you place an order. We accept major credit cards.

    Industry-sponsored research collaborators, center-qualifying members and co-op sponsors receive industry partner rates.

    Search our resources at:

    Additionally, our online search engine links you to faculty laboratories providing services for fundamental and translational research. These services include:

    Biological Characterization Extrusion & Injection Molding Mechanical Properties

    We host ongoing industry outreach events. Details are on our website.

    Map & Parking

    Reserved visitor parking for North Campus Core Research Facilities is available in the Cumnock lot on University Avenue. Visitors may reserve parking by emailing [email protected] or by calling978-934-2800. Please provide the visitor's name or company, arrival time and departure time.

    Parking for the NERVE Center at 1001 PawtucketBlvd is always free.

    UMass LowellOne University Avenue

    Lowell, MA 01854978.934.6421

    Search our resources at:https://crf.uml.eduor call 978.934.6421


    CRFUMass Lowell has a lot to offer to industry.Visit Connections for Business at to teamwith faculty, hire our co-ops, discover

    licensing opportunities and much more.

  • Nanofabrication Laboratory (NFL)

    The Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologiesand Innovation Center is home to our 4,200-square-foot, Abbie Gregg-designed Class 100,1,000 and 10,000 clean room.

    The professionally managed laboratory is designed to service industrial and academic community researchers. Our sophisticated capabilities include e-beam lithography, thin film deposition, etching and lab metrology capabilities.

    Additionally, we encourage discussions of place-ment of your equipment in our clean room bays.Our infrastructure includes advanced gas delivery,abatement and toxic gas monitoring systems.

    Materials Characterization Lab

    Our laboratory is the Universitys core facility for the characterization of solid materials and biologicalspecimens. The facility offers a combined laboratoryspace of 4,000 square feet in the Olney ScienceCenter and Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center.

    We offer quality, sophisticated, state-of-the-art imaging and analytical instrumentation, including a variety of optical, scanned probe, electron and ion beam-based microscopies, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, light scattering techniques and time-of-flight-mass spectrometry.

    The Lab also offers three liquid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instruments, and Thermal Analysis & Material Properties equipment.

    NERVE Center Facility

    Our 10,000-square-foot robot test center, located at 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard, is the first and onlycomprehensive site of its kind in New England. A dedicated research, testing, and training facilityfeaturing test courses for indoor and outdoor environments, pushing the limits of mobility, manipulation, and autonomy. Applications include home, industrial, military, and disaster response.

    The Facility features replicas of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's StandardTest Methods for Robots, water courses designed in collaboration with the U.S. Army, and scenario set-ups that simulate real-world situations.

    Our rates include the expertise of our robotics team and a comprehensive video recording of yoursession from multiple perspectives is provided.

    Search our resources at: or call 978.934.6421

    Email: [email protected]