Imaging and Analysis Centre

Our specialist team prepares and analyses biological, geological and synthetic material for staff, scientific visitors and consultancy projects.

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Chemical analysis

We use specialist techniques to determine the concentrations of elements and chemical species in a wide range of samples.


Our instruments allow us to conduct qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of samples.

Imaging and tomography

We offer instrumentation for 2D and 3D imaging of samples, including scanning electron microscopes, a confocal microscope, a transmission electron microscope and state-of-the-art computed tomography scanners.

Tomography for Scientific Advancement symposium

Register for this year's ToScA symposium, hosted by the University of Manchester.

The GIS Facility

Our GIS facility supports research projects involving the capture, storage, analysis and presentation of geographical data.

X-ray diffraction (XRD) laboratory

A tool for phase identification, quantification and crystal structure analysis.

Sackler Biodiversity Imaging Laboratory (SBIL)

Our state-of-the-art microscopy systems allow scientists to see beyond the limits of the naked eye.

Attend seminars and conferences for scientists