University Instrumentation Center

Engineering Services and Supplies

The University Instrumentation Center provides engineering services in support of all teaching and research activities on campus. 

Instrument Procurement and Installation

The UIC has identified through years of experience a series of recommended and supported instruments and have developed discount pricing with some key suppliers.  Click here for more information on how the UIC can help you in outfitting your laboratory.

Laying a Greener Path for Sample Storage

The University Instrumentation Center (UIC) recently initiated a project in partnership with the Energy Office, the Sustainability Institute and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) to evaluate an alternative freezer technology far superior to traditional ultralow freezers. 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Kinetic and dynamic studies can be done on nearly all NMR active elements. Both 1-D and 2-D experiments are now offered including: INEPT, DEPT, carbon-carbon coupling detection (INADEQUATE), COSY, NOESY, ROESY, TOCSY, HMQC/HSQC/HMBC, and many others.

Flow Cytometer

   The unit has two lasers for exciting fluorochromes: an argon laser, which emits sapphire-colored light at 488 nm, and a red diode laser emitting light at 635 nm. This unit is best suited for the analysis of aqueous suspensions of cells or particles with diameters between 1 and 50 um (microns). Ideally samples should contain 500,000 cells or particles per mL.


When polarized light is passed through a solution containing an optically active compound, the polarized light will rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise.  The specific rotation is calculated based on the observed optical rotation by taking into account the cell length and sample concentration.

Analytical Instruments

Our instruments are located on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire.  Free parking spaces are made available for visitors and clients behind Parsons Hall. 

Reservation Software 

If you are a registered user of our instruments, you may access our new instrument reservation software here: Idea Elan


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