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Equipment and Contact Points

Below is a list of equipment available for internal and external users (including industry). The list is not exhaustive, please email mssi@ul.ie if the equipment you need is not on the list below. 

Atomic Force Microscopy

Dr. Lekshmi Kailas

Biacore Spectrometer

Dr. Jakki Cooney

Biaxial  Micro-tester 

Dr. Michael.Walsh

Circular Dichroism Spectrometer

Dr. Jakki Cooney

Composites Autoclave

Dr. Trevor Young

Differential Scanning Calorimetry/TGA

Dr. Wynette Redington

Digital Image Correlation Camera

Prof. Noel O'Dowd

Focussed Ion Beam Milling

Dr. Serguei Belochapkine

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Dr. Lekshmi Kailas

Gas Chemisorption / Physisorption

Dr. Serguei Belochapkine

High Speed Ultracentrifuge

Dr. Tewfik Soulimane

Hot Drape Former

Dr. Trevor Young

Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

Dr. Lekshmi Kailas

Mechanical Testing Facility

Dr. Trevor Young

Multichannel Potentiostat

 Xinxin Xiao Till Siepenkoetter 


Dr. Lekshmi Kailas

Optical Microscopy

Dr. Gordon Armstrong

Particle Size Analysis

Dr. Serguei Belochapkine

Raman Spectrometer

Dr. Fathima Laffir


Dr. Walter Stanley

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Ms. Paula Olsthoorn


Dr Lekshmi Kailas,  

Spark Plasma Sintering

Garry Warren

Sputtering Deposition Systems

Dr Serguei Belochapkine

Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Dr Serguei Belochapkine

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

Dr. Serguei Belochapkine

Ultrasound Scanner

Dr Michael Walsh

Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM)

Dr. Fernando Rhen

X-ray Diffraction

Dr. Wynette Redington

3D X-ray for micro-computed tomography

Mr Michael Byrne

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

Dr Fathima LaffirXPS mailbox



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