Shawn Banker serves as the Director of the University Instrumentation Center. Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire. The early years of his career included designing automation equipment for a variety of industries including automotive, pharmaceuticals, medical, packaging and converting. The majority of his career was spent working for Velcro USA Inc. in Manchester and Somersworth NH where he held many positions including Director of Manufacturing for their plastics operations and Director of Engineering. Shawn continues to stay involved with the UNH Engineering Technology program as a member of their Industrial Advisory board. You can reach Shawn at (Phone) 603-862-3597 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Wilderman serves as the Manager of the University Instrumentation Center. John is a recent graduate of the MBA program at Plymouth State University and also holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology. After Graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in 1989, he spent 8 years in industry working for MKS Instruments, Inc. doing electro-mechanical design and production. John has been trouble-shooting and repairing research and teaching equipment for the University System of New Hampshire since 1997 and has been managing the UIC daily operations since September 2006 in his former position of Interim Director and his current position as Manager. John's primary responsibilities include managing the department, maintaining the UIC’s suite of scientific instruments, and operating the XPS. John can be reached at 603-862-1092 or at email@example.com.
Nancy Cherim, Analytical Instrumentation Scientist IV, joined the University Instrumentation Center in April, 1984, to run and maintain our electron microscopes. Although she has a background in biology, she also works with a diverse group of scientists including those involved in the fields of polymer, electrical and mechanical engineering research. Her work also includes running and maintaining preparation equipment for the scanning and transmission electron microscopes. She works closely with professors involved in electron microscope coursework. Nancy can be reached at 603-862-2182 or at Nancy.Cherim@unh.edu.
Dr. Patricia Wilkinson
Dr. Patricia Stone Wilkinson graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1988 and from Brandeis University with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1993. Pat’s research during graduate school involved the study of the solution structure of ion pairs by NMR spectroscopy. Following graduate school, Pat was employed as an NMR Applications Scientist at Bruker BioSpin for 14 years. Pat has been employed by the University of New Hampshire as an Analytical Instrumentation Scientist within the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) since 2007. She is responsible for training student researchers to use the center’s analytical instrumentation, including NMR and IR, and to oversee the day-to-day operation of the NMR Core facility. In addition to her responsibilities within the UIC, Pat regularly consults with the researchers in the Chemistry Department and mentors students for resume preparation, and preparation of graduate school and fellowship applications. Pat can be reached at 603-862-1447 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rob Cinq-Mars is an analytical instrumentation engineer who works on scientific instrument repair and maintenance capabilities. He is an experienced electrical engineer and has extensive background in solving a diverse range of electrical and mechanical problems involving motors, drives and controls, power distribution, analog and digital circuit design, printed circuit boards, sensors, I/O, programmable logic controllers, circuit sizing, over-current protection, and many other areas. Rob can be reached at 603-862-0174 or at email@example.com.
Dr. Mark Townley
Dr. Mark Townley has a Ph.D. in Zoology and is a part-time analytical instrumentation scientist at the UIC, with primary responsibility for managing the Confocal Microscope Imaging Center in 340 Rudman Hall. Additional responsibilities include assisting with sample preparation and analysis using the electron microscopes in the UIC Imaging Core (Parsons Hall NB17), and the Lyle NMR Core (W124 Parsons Hall). He also oversees the use of the flow cytometer in W118 Parsons Hall. His own research is concerned with chelicerate arthropod biology, with a focus on the silk glands of spiders. Mark can be reached at 603-862-0632 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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W123 Parsons Hall, UNH
Durham, NH 03824
Parking for UIC Visitors
Permits are required to park at the University and spots are especially hard to find between 9am and 3pm.
The two UIC marked parking space in the Parsons Hall parking lot may be used without a permit if advanced arrangements have been made with the UIC office.
Permits for the Visitor Lot off of Mast Road are available in the Visitor Information Center. Once parked in the lot adjacent to the center, you can take a shuttle bus to Parsons Hall where the UIC office is in room W123.