• Provides high-precision, small-molecule structure determinations for organic and inorganic compounds for industry, academic and government laboratories. The laboratory is equipped with four state-of-the-art Bruker Single-Crystal Diffractometers with CCD detectors and low-temperature cryostats as well as a state-of-the-art Bruker Powder Diffractometer. Also, a library of graphical routines is available for all forms of data presentation. We can prepare and customize graphics for individual needs.

  • The purpose of the X-Ray Crystallography Facility is to structurally characterize single-crystal samples of organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds using x-ray diffraction. The modern equipment provides researchers the ability to conduct rapid structural analysis. X-ray diffraction is often employed as the primary means of characterizing complex structures. Students, post-docs, and professors are encouraged to conduct their own experiments after a short training period.

  • The Mass Spectrometry Facility of the Department of Chemistry provides analytical services on a wide variety of mass spec platforms. Open Access is granted to registered users for many of these instruments. MS Facility Staff provide additional support and guidance for more complex methologies, instrumentation and data analysis.

  • The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facility provides a non-destructive analytical technique to many research groups in the department and outside. NMR is primarily used for structural elucidation of organic and inorganic compounds. The facility is equipped with four Bruker Avance spectrometers: one 600 MHz, two 500 MHz, and one 400 MHz. One of the 500 MHz spectrometers is equipped with a highly sensitive cryoprobe. A separate 800 MHz NMR facility is available to all users for biomolecular NMR and other challenging problems.

  • Featuring an 800 MHz NMR, EPR and Biacore SPR The 800 MHz NMR spectrometer (1394 Natural Sciences I) can detect proton, carbon and nitrogen signals and is equipped with hardware optimized for biomolecular applications. The Biacore 300 instrument (1304 Natural Sciences I) can measure docking interactions and binding affinity between biomolecules.

  • Established in 2015, IMRI was built on the previous Laboratory for Electron and X-ray Instrumentation (LEXI) and newly established transmission electron microscopy (TEM) facilities. Today, IMRI operates a large number of open-access user facilities for the characterization of inorganic, organic, and biological materials and devices ranging from sub-Å to macroscopic length scales - available to all university, industry, and non-profit researchers.

  • The Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) is a national research resource center for biomedical fluorescence spectroscopy, supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR, 5P41RR003155) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS, 8P41GM103540) divisions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The founder and Principal Investigator of the LFD is Enrico Gratton. The Co-Investigator is Michelle Digman.

  • The BLI mission is to serve as the world's leading interdisciplinary center for Biomedical Optics by:
    • Developing new, enabling biophotonic technologies
    • Applying biophotonic technologies to important problems in biology and medicine
    • Training students, fellows, and physicians in Biomedical Optics research
    • Providing patients with access to advanced therapeutic and diagnostic clinical procedures using biophotonic medical devices
    The Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) is a 37,000 square foot multi-disciplinary center for research, teaching, clinical medicine, and technology transfer located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. The BLI is a division in the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine and an important unit in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering.

  • The In-Vivo Functional Onco-Imaging (IVFOI) shared resource supports basic and clinical cancer researchers by providing them with the necessary expertise, imaging instrumentation, and image analysis techniques.

  • The Stem Cell Core Facility, a key component of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, provides stem cell technology and resources to the UCI, Orange County and Southern California research communities. These include developmental and molecular genetics, cell culture and cell sorting, imaging, high-throughput platforms, and bioinformatics.