Facilities

We are committed to sharing our facilities and associated expertise with external academic and industrial collaborators. To discuss your requirements, please contact the staff listed on the pages below.

Facility title Overview
Cohen Geochemistry Laboratory An integrated laboratory suite designed and built for geochemical research in all areas of environmental geosciences.
Electron Microscopy Facility Leading UK facility for imaging and microanalysis of solid materials at the micron scale.
Experimental Petrology Laboratory We have equipment to study processes such as mineral replacement, kinetics of mineral reactions, melt infiltration, metasomatism including propagation of chemical reactive fronts.
Fluid Inclusion Laser Ablation ICP-MS Laboratory This laboratory is set up for the analysis of fluid inclusions in minerals.
Geophysical Equipment Our geophysical field equipment can be applied to many subsurface imaging challenges.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Analysis The analysis suite consists of an ICP-MS and an ICP-OES and is capable of analysing a wide range of natural, synthetic and experimental samples.
Instrument Workshop We design, construct and maintain equipment for use in research and teaching.
Nucleation by Immersed Particle Instrument (NIPI) We have a range of instruments and facilities focused on measuring properties of atmospheric aerosol both in the laboratory and the field.
Palaeontology Laboratory This lab is used for macrofossil and microfossil analysis and imaging.
Petrophysics Laboratory This laboratory focuses on the physical properties of rocks, with apparatus for measuring the porosity and permeability of rocks and the measurement of frequency dependent permeability and streaming potential coefficient.
Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD) These facilities include a preparation laboratory and an instrument laboratory. Analysis is available on 2 Bruker D8 XRD's, a Philips XRD and a portable XRF.
Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology and Geotechnical (RMEGG) Laboratories Used for a wide range of rock and soil testing activities, collecting, processing, testing and interpreting data related to the geotechnical, mining and petroleum sectors around the world.
Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Our facilities enable a wide interdisciplinary community to experiment upon a range of simulated natural processes.
Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry Laboratory We primarily offer Sr-Nd-Pb isotope analyses in a wide range of geological and environmental materials.
Thin Section Workshop / Rock Polishing Laboratory Preparation of high quality optical and polished thin sections, polished blocks, doubly polished wafers, fluid inclusion wafers, grain mounts etc.
Wolfson Multiphase Flow Laboratory We have state-of-the-art facilities for investigating the multi-phase flow properties of fault rocks for predicting the flow of petroleum in the subsurface and measuring the relative permeability, capillary pressure and wettability of fault rocks within petroleum reservoirs.