The School of Science boasts a number of world-class facilities for staff, students and external parties alike. See below for an indication of the available services or alternatively, you can:
The Chemical Services Unit has numerous research facilities and services that are also available for commercial purposes. Please email Associate Professor Merilyn Manley-Harris or phone +64 7 838 4384 for more information.
Please also refer to the Electron Microscope and Mass Spectrometry facilities.
Electron Microscope Facility
The core instruments of the Electron Microscope Facility are the Hitachi S-4700 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with Quorum Technologies Cryo-system, and the Philips CM30 High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Both have x-ray analytical capability for elemental analysis.
The SEM system allows high magnification imaging and elemental analysis of small samples including hydrated materials. Sample type may range from bacteria and plant material to metal alloys. The TEM facilitates high resolution imaging of crystallographic and structural features of very thin samples. The microscopes are used predominantly for research and teaching. The SEM also has commercial applications including the imaging and analysis of contaminants, particularly important in the food, dairy and water industries where quality assurance is important.
Our facilities are available for paying users to operate, if they are trained to do so. Email Helen Turner or phone +64 7 858 5027.
Mass Spectrometry Facility
The Waikato Mass Spectrometry Facility operates and maintains the Faculty's range of high-performance mass spectrometers. The instrumentation supports research and teaching activities within the Faculty and a range of services are available to external institutions and industrial clients.