University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)

URMC shared resource labs have equipment for (or available through) the following:

The labs also include pathway discovery resources, the Rochester genomics center, and several flow cytometry instruments such as a nanosight.

Structural Biology and Biophysics Facility

URMC’s Structural Biology and Biophysics Facility has several instruments and techniques that can be used by University researchers, including:

  • Circular dichroism
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) DynaPro Plate Reader II
  • Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
  • Isothermal titration calorimeter

Chemistry Core Facilities

The Department of Chemistry has several research instruments and techniques that are available to University researchers including mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and other specialized or customized equipment.

For more information, see chemistry’s instrumentation page.

Nano Facilities 

URNano, a state-of-the-art nanofabrication center, has several facilities open to researchers at the University, including a clean fabrication room and a metrology area. URNano also has a wide array of instruments available, including:

  • Surface profiler
  • Etcher
  • Aligners
  • Sputtering tools
  • Thermal processor
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • CVD/plasma oven
  • Lithography
  • Spin coater
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM/FIB)
  • Critical point dryer
  • Zetasizer


Rettner Hall on the River Campus houses several mechanical fabrication tools, including a SawsTop table and 3D printing capabilities. For more fabrication resources, see the fabrication guide.

Optical Manufacturing and Metrology Facilities

A variety of optical manufacturing and metrology equipment is available on our campuses and through access to nearby companies, including a(n):

  • X-ray diffractometer
  • Nanoindenter
  • CNC fabrication
  • Interferometers

See the mechanical engineering facilities page for more information.

Computational Resources

Computing resources available on our campuses include the: