Analytic Services Laboratory Faculty of Engineering & Science

Our Analytical Services Laboratory (ASL) offers businesses access to a range of services spanning routine chemical analysis, all forms of molecular spectroscopy, liquid and gas chromatography, physical testing and specialist scientific consultancy.

The ASL operates within a modern quality management framework and is accredited to ISO 17025:2005. The service is suitable for business that:

  • Want to take advantage of a powerful scientific knowledge/skill base
  • Have limited analytical capability and want to extend their scope
  • Need to develop specialised analytical methods and procedures
  • Are interested in having access to customised services that meet exact requirements
  • Would like a laboratory services partner that is flexible and accommodating
  • Are prepared to enter into a lasting business relationship.

The services we offer include:

  • Specialist consultancy
  • Minerals and geochemical analysis
  • Pharmaceutical pre-formulation and formulation science
  • Contaminated land and water and bioremediation
  • Protein purification
  • Biofuels testing.

If you have a more specific requirement please contact Professor David Wray. Email:


Metals, Anions and Elemental Analysis

Find out about the analytical techniques and instrumentation we offer.

Imaging , Surface Analysis , X-Ray Diffraction

Ask us to help investigate the properties and compositions of sample types.

Organics and Chromatography

Read about our experience in organic compound analysis.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

The NMR suite provides routine spectral services and structural studies of solids and liquids.

UV-Visible, Infra-Red and Laser Raman Spectroscopy

We can help analyse solid, liquid and gaseous compounds.

Physical Properties and Material Characterisation

Characterising solids to quantify macroscopic behaviour and thermal properties.

Mass Spectrometry

We have a suite containing nine modern organic mass spectrometry instruments.