Core Facility & Campus Resources

The University of New Hampshire has extensive research facility resources available for use by researchers at UNH and other academic and research institutions, as well as companies. Each facility is listed and additional information can be found on their linked websites.

  • Animal Resources OfficeThe Animal Resources Office (ARO) provides assistance to project directors in every phase of animal activity. The ARO promotes a cooperative and open relationship among researchers, administration, and regulatory bodies.

  • Flow Physics Facility UNH is now home to a wind tunnel that is the largest of its type in the world. At 300 feet long, the new Flow Physics Facility (FPF) is the world’s largest scientific quality boundary-layer wind tunnel facility. 

  • HuBBARD Center of genome studiesThe HCGS includes a group of affiliated faculty who conduct research in areas that are enabled by genomics and bioinformatics. As a group these faculty are committed to the mission of the HCGS to support regional research and training activities in genomics and bioinformatics. The members represent diverse areas of expertise and significant infrastructure that can be leveraged to advance regional research programs.

  • Jackson Estuarine LabJackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL) is located five miles from the Durham campus on the shores of Great Bay Estuary, one of the largest estuaries in northern New England. JEL features well-equipped facilities where scientists conduct field-based and experimental research on physical and biological components of coastal ecosystems.

  • jere chase ocean engineering laboratoryThe Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory (JACOEL) is equipped with state-of-the-art testing facilities for underwater/ocean engineering. Resident faculty use the laboratory to conduct research in the areas of ocean engineering, ocean mapping, ocean acoustics, hydrogeology, and hydrographic surveying.  

  • John Olson Advanced Manufacturing CenterThe John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center (The Olson Center) is focused on advanced manufacturing technologies and a cross-curricular approach to engineering and manufacturing concepts. 

  • Judd Gregg Marine Research ComplexThe Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex supports research relating to marine life in the Gulf of Maine in areas ranging from ocean acidification to population biology.

  • MACHINE SHOP SERVICESThe CEPS Machine Shop provides service for unfunded work connected to a CEPS course or other work approved by the Department Chair. Personal projects, Grant Funded projects, or other university funded projects are currently billed at a rate consistent with our approved service center charge.

  • Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research Laboratory  The Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Research Laboratory (MIRL) at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space(EOS), UNH contributes to a variety of research projects in space physics. The lab primarily focuses on the development of instrumentation for ground-based, rocket-based, and satellite observations of space physics phenomena and analysis of the resulting observations.

  • Ocean Process Analysis LaboratoryOPAL strives to work across the boundaries of traditional oceanographic studies to apply our expertise in biological, chemical, and physical oceanography to a broad range of topics related to coastal ecosystem dynamics as well as open ocean processes. Ongoing research is being conducted with support from numerous foundations and from agencies including NASA, NOAA, NSF, NIH, EPA, Sea Grant, and Space Grant.

  • research computing centerThe Research Computing Center (RCC) provides advanced cyber infrastructure for the UNH research community, industry, and government including high performance computing (HPC), data communications, data storage, and support personnel.

  • survey centerThe University of New Hampshire Survey Center is committed to providing university researchers, government and business leaders, and private organizations with reliable information about public attitudes concerning important policy matters.

  • UNH Collaborative Core Wet LabThe University of New Hampshire's Collaborative Core Wet Lab aims to expand access to the latest scientific instruments and techniques for researchers at UNH and beyond for analysis of research samples, including biological, chemical, environment, and more.

  • UNH Interoperability labThe University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. 

  • unh water quality analysis laboratoryThe Water Quality Analysis Laboratory (WQAL) is a research facility within the Department of Natural Resources & the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. This facility provides high-quality, reasonably priced analyses in support of research projects conducted by scientists, students, government agencies, private companies, and watershed groups from throughout the University, state, and nation.

  • UNIVERSITY INSTRUMENTATION CENTERThe University Instrumentation Center is a University-wide core facility dedicated to the advancement of the research and academic missions of UNH and the surrounding research community. The UIC is open and available to all faculty, staff, and students as well as non-UNH academic entities, government, and industrial customers

  • New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic LaboratoryThe NHVDL assists the NH Commissioner of Agriculture and State Veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. We contribute to the academic, research and outreach missions of the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.