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BPI research teams are equipped with many state-of-the-art instruments located across the campus.  Industry partners, please contact BPI Administrator (contact.bpi@ubc.ca)  to coordinate access. Principal Investigators,  please feel free to contact the associated BPI researchers directly.

260+

INSTRUMENTS

12

BUILDINGS

24

RESEARCH GROUPS

The listing is updated on an ongoing basis. If you need to add or update any information, please contact us at contact.bpi@ubc.ca.

Instrument Applications Building PI Funding Source Availability Equipment Category
12" SW refiner

Mechanical refining at mid-consistency. Refiner includes several plate patterns.

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
12-port freeze dryer

Benchtop freeze dryer designed for lyophilizing light to moderate sample loads. Minimum temperature -150 °C. Model: FreeZone® 4.5L Benchtop Freeze Dryers, Labconco

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
3D Bioprinter (Cellink)

 Material manufacturing and design

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
3D Multifunctional Prototype Fabrication System

BPI/PPC

Frank Ko Unknown Sample Preparation
3D Printer

Pilot Scale - Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Build dimensions: 1000 x 1000 x 700 mm

BPI/PPC

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
A& D Moisture analyzer

Measuring moisture content of biomass

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Abrasion resistance tester

Abrasion resistance

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No
Acoustic levitator

Suspending matter in air against gravity using acoustic radiation pressure from high intensity sound waves. Model: Tec5 100khz levitator with reflector and free jet nozzle

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
AD 6000 Autobalance Ultramicrobalance

microprocessor-controlled ultramicrobalance capable of weighing samples to a resolution of 0.1 µg.

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Agilent 1290 II Infinity ultrahigh pressure liquid chromatograph

Liquid Chromatography (LC)

FSC

Shawn Mansfield Unknown Chromatography
Agilent 7000C Triple Quadrupole GC/MS (GC-TQ)

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)

BPI/PPC

Shawn Mansfield Unknown Chromatography
Allpax 2402 Food Canning Retort

R&D Steam Retort

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
AMIRA

Image processing and 3D modeling of TEM tomography, confocal, microCT, MRI, Dual beam/SEM and various other types of data

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Software and Data Analysis
Atomic force microscope

Asylum research JUPITER XR AFM. Compatible with liquid imaging and nanomechanical testing.

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Auto dynamic sheet former, dryier and press

Paper sheet former that creates single to multilayered sheets using different pulp types (contains four separate stock chambers).

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Automated Syringe pump

Two independently controlled precision syringe pump channels with programmable step-rate functionality, flow rates from .0001 µL/min to 170.5 mL/min and holds syringes between 0.5mL to 100mL. Model: Chemyx Fusion 4000

BPI/PPC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Ball mill

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No Sample Preparation
Bauer McNett fibre classifier

Pulp testing, determination fibre size distributions in 5 bins

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
BET Unit (Micromeritics)

Specific surface area measurement

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Surface Analysis
BioTek Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer

Double beam UV-Vis  spectrophotometer for liquids and solids.

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Blenders Knife mill grindomix

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No Sample Preparation
BNS MultiMode Upgrade for AFM (SAQ-1545)

BPI/PPC

Scott Renneckar Unknown Imaging
Brabender Viscograph

This procedure applies to the measurement of starch viscosity under various experimental conditions by Brabender Viscograph-E. NaCl is used to adjust the ionic strength

CHBE

Peter Englezos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Buchi Mini Spray Dryer

Encapsulation of additives, flavors, vitamins, proteins, probiotic bacteria, controlled release

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
BUCHI Mini spray dryer

Particle production through the transformation of a fluid/suspension material into dried particles

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
California Pellet Mill

CL-5 pelletization equipment (10 kg/hr)

Gas Gun

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Canadian Standard Freeness Tester

Pulp testing, freeness evaluation using the Canadaian Standard method

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Capillary Rheometer (Instron)

Rheological and extrusion properties

CHBE

Savvas Hatzikiriakos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Carbohydrate High Performance Liquid Chromatography system

Liquid Chromatography (LC), carbohydrate purification

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
cell Sens

Confocal/optical microscopy image processing and analysis, deconvolution of fluorescent images

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Software and Data Analysis
Confocal Microscopy

Nikon Ti Eclipse Confocal Microscope. Optical imaging technique

BPI/PPC

Mark Martinez Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Contact Angle Goniometer - Attension theta (update name)

Contact angle measurements (optical)

Orlando Rojas Unknown Surface Analysis
Cooler

Cooling suspensions up to -11 oC

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Cressington 208HR High Resolution Sputter Coater

Sputter coating with a wide choice of coating target materials for SEM

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Cryomill

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No Sample Preparation
Digester Johan Foster No Sample Preparation
Digital Multimeter

do basic voltage measurements

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Dionex HPAEC-PAD

Dionex dual pump High Performance Anion Exchange Chromatography system with Pulsed Ampiometric Detection for carbohydrates

MSL

Harry Brumer Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Dionex ICS-6000

Quantatitaive analysis of glucose, xylose, mannose, arabinose and galactose

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Chromatography
Discovery TGA 550 (TA Instrument)

conduct proximate analysis and measuring volatile content of material / thermal characterization of biomass

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
DMA

Dynamic mechanical analysis

Johan Foster No Mechanical Analysis
DMA (TA Instruments)

Mechanical properties

CHBE

Savvas Hatzikiriakos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
DSC (Differential scanning calorimetric analyzer [Mettler DSC821])

thermal analysis

Orlando Rojas Unknown Thermal Analysis
DSC 4000 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measures the heat flow into or from a sample as it is heated, cooled or held under isothermal conditions.

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Durability Tester

Standard tumbler tester

Gas Gun

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
DV-I + Viscometer

Viscosity measurement

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA)

Viscoelastic characterization of polymers

CHBE

Savvas Hatzikiriakos Unknown Mechanical Analysis
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (TA Discovery DMA 850)

Thermomechanical analysis

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Ellipsometer (M-2000 with Auto Angle Base)

thin film characterization

Orlando Rojas Unknown
Elmendorf Tear tester

Tearing strength testing for plastic films, paper, other thin materials

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Espec LHU-113 Benchtop Temp/Humidity Chamber

Creating different environment for biomass storage

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
FEI Tecnai G2 Twin 200kV TEM

Transmission electron microscope: conventional TEM imaging, cryo-TEM, 3D electron tomography, correlative light and electron microscopy

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
FEI Tecnai Spirit 120kV TEM

Transmission electron microscope: conventional TEM imaging, negative staining electron microscopy

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
FEI Vitrobot Mark IV

Plunge-freezing of aqueous (colloidal) suspensions for cryo-TEM imaging

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Fiber quality analyzer (FQA)

Measures fiber length, width, curl, % numeric fines and kink in diluted pulp samples. Also provided fiber length distribution

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Fiji/ImageJ

Open source scientific image processing/analysis

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Software and Data Analysis
Fluid Bed Dryer

Reduce moisture content of materials through the fluidization process. 

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute Unknown Sample Preparation
Fluorescence plate reader

Molecular devices Spectramax Gemini EM (bottom & top reading)

FNH

Derek Dee Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Fluorescence spectrophotometer

Cary eclipse (Agilent), equiped with thermostatted cuvette holder for thermal melts

FNH

Derek Dee Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Foam Scan Foam Analyzer

Foam characterization

Orlando Rojas Unknown Mechanical Analysis
FPLC (fast protein liquid chromatography)

GE (Cytiva) Akta Pure 25 M1

FNH

Derek Dee Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Chromatography
Freeze Dryer (Jiang)

Labcono capacity is 6 L

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Freeze Dryer (Ko)

Freeze drying at below ‒50 °C at below 0.133 mBar

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Freeze Dryer (PPC)

Solvent/water removal

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute Unknown Sample Preparation
Freeze Dryer (Rojas)

Solvent/water removal

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
FreeZone Freeze Dryer

6 Lit Freez Dryer

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
FTIR

Solid sample to test surface functional groups

CHBE

Naoko Ellis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Gas Chromotography

Composition of sampled gases

CERC

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Chromatography
Gas Permeability Tester

Gas permeability

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No
GC/MS (Agilent 7010B)

small molecule analysis

LSC

William Mohn Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Chromatography
GCMS

Liquid sample test to identify mostly organic compounds

CHBE

Naoko Ellis, Kevin J. Smith Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Chromatography
GPC/SEC

Gel permeation and size exclusion chromatography

Johan Foster No Chromatography
Gravimetric absorbency testing system

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No
Gurley porosity tester

Paper testing, porosity

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Handsheet maker

flexible former with vacuum to simulate the actual papermaking process.

CHBE

Peter Englezos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Handsheet Maker, Manual

Papermaking, gravity draingage, 16cm diamter circular sheets, manual operation

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Handsheet Maker, Semi-automatic

Papermaking, gravity draingage, 16cm diamter circular sheets, partly automated operation, under repair

BPI/PPC

James Olson No Sample Preparation
Hanna HI 84500 sulphur dioxide titrator for wine

Wine free and total sulfur dioxide titrator

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Heated bath circulator

Circulated water bath with a temperature range of 10 - 200 °C. Model: ISOTEMP 6200 H24

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Heratherm General Protocol Ovens

heating and drying oven

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
High Temp Oven & Furnace

Pilot Scale - upto 1800°C

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Hitachi H7600 120kV TEM

Transmission electron microscope: conventional TEM imaging, negative staining electron microscopy

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Hitachi S-2600 Variable Pressure SEM

Scanning electron microscope: variable pressure SEM imaging on non-coated samples, energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Homogenizer

Homogenizing, mixing

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Homogenizer (Jiang)

To create stable emsulsions, suspensions, etc

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Hot Press

Apply high pressure to samples at high temperature

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
HPLC(Esa Corona)

CHBE

Naoko Ellis Unknown Sample Preparation
Hydrostatic head tester

Barrier properties

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No
IMOD

Open source TEM tomography data reconstruction and basic modeling

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Software and Data Analysis
Infinite M200 pro microplate spectrofluorophotometer

multimode plate reader

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Inspect 3D

TEM tomography data reconstruction

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Software and Data Analysis
INVENIO FT-IR Spectrometer

Fourier-transform infrared for compounds analysis

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Isothermal Titration Calorimeter

Malvern MicroCal PEAQ-ITC

MSL

Harry Brumer Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Karl Fischer Titrator

Liquid sample test to measure water concentration

CHBE

Naoko Ellis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Keitley

potentiostat/galvanostat/ZRA is designed for a wide range of applications designed to fit your needs. It is ideal for corrosion measurements, battery testing, sensor development, and physical electrochemistry. It is the perfect blend of performance and value

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
KES G1 Microtensile

Nano Scale - Evaluate tensile properties, load cell 0.5-5 kg

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Knife Mill

Size reduction - grinder

Gas Gun

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-5

Bench-top spectrophotometer to measure the colour of solid, pasty granular

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
L&W horizontal tensile tester

Horizontal tensile strength testing for paper. Up to 200 N

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
L&W micrometer

Paper surface testing, exact thickness measurements

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Lab scan XE Colorimeter

color spectrophotometer

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Laminar flow hood, CO2 incubator

Available to keep cells and tissue cultures for live-cell imaging

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Large Spray Dryer

produce fine particles from 40 to 100μm

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute Unknown Sample Preparation
LC/Q-TOF (Agilent 6546)

Targeted and untargeted metabolite profiling

LSC

Lindsay Eltis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Chromatography
Leica AFS2 Automatic Freeze Substitution

Automated freeze substitution machine for cryo-fixed/chemically-fixed samples

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica EM ACE200 Low Vacuum Coater

Fully automated, capable of producing a homogenous metal or carbon coat for both TEM and SEM imaging, glow discharge for rendering TEM grids hydrophilic

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica EM IGL immunogold labelling system

Automated simultaneous labelling of up to 24 grids, capable of using up to 24 different primary antibodies in one run

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica EM KMR2 Glass Knife Breaker

Produces 45° glass knives from 6.4, 8 and 10 mm thick glass utilizing the balanced-break method

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica HPM100 High Pressure Freezer

Cryo-fixation/immobilization of biological samples, 2100 bar of high pressure applied to the sample to suppress ice crystal formation and growth, capable of vitrification up to a thickness of 200 µm

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica UC7 with FC7 Cryo-chamber

Ultramicrotome: cryo-ultramicrotome for cutting frozen samples for the Tokuyasu technique for immunolabelling, and for high-pressure frozen samples for cryo-electron microscopy for vitreous sections. FC7 cryo-chamber maintains the temperatures as low as -160C

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica Ultracut T with FCS Cryo-chamber

Ultramicrotome: cryo-ultramicrotome

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Leica VT1000S Vibratome

Vibrating blade microtome, produces thick sections (> 5 um) of fixed or fresh tissue without freezing or embedding in resin for light microscopy

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Litesizer 500 Particle Size Analyzer

Particle size analyzer: Particle characterization from the nano- to the micrometer range

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Low consistency refiner

Mechanical refining at LC. Refiner includes several plate patterns. Refining loop includes a 260 L repulper and 4000 L tanks.

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
LUMiSizer Dispersion Analyser (Multiwavelength dispersion analyzer)

Dispersion characterization (size and stability)

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Malvern zetasizer

Offers particle size, particle charge (zeta potential) and molecular weight analysis. Model: ZEN36000 ZS

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Master sizer 2000

CHBE

Peter Englezos, Naoko Ellis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Mastersizer 3000 (Malvern)

Dispersion and powder sizing

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Mastersizer analyzer

Solid sample to test size

CHBE

Naoko Ellis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
MCR 302 Rheometer

Modular Compact Rheometer: to measure the rheological properties of materials

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Melt Blending Compounder

BPI/PPC

Scott Renneckar, Savvas Hatzikiriakos Unknown Sample Preparation
Melt Blown

Lab. Scale - Melt Extrusion/Blown Machine -  up to 6 kg/hour

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Meltblown Nonwoven Lab Line

Nonwoven production

BPI/PPC

Frank Ko Unknown Sample Preparation
Messier smoothness/roughness

Paper surface testing, smoothness/roughness measure

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Surface Analysis
Micro Wave Moisture Analyzer

Microwave Moisture Analyzer

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Microfluidics Unit (Elveflow)

 Material manufacturing and particle generation

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Microfluidizer (M110P, Microfluidics)

microfluidization, nano/micro-droplet production

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Micromanipulator

Device used to physically interact with a sample under a microscope when high precision movement is required. Model: Eppendorf Micromanipulator 5171

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Micromeritics GeoPyc II

Solid density of biomass (pycnometry)

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Microscopes

optical analysis

Orlando Rojas Unknown Imaging
Mini Twin Extruder Lab

Extrusion

BPI/PPC

Scott Renneckar, Savvas Hatzikiriakos Unknown Sample Preparation
MR8 pressure screen

Fibre fractionation. Several screen baskets included.

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
MTI -50K

Universal Mechanical testing (Force -deformation charcaterization)

Gas Gun

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Mullen Burst tester

Bursting strength. Multi-directional tensile test to identify failure.

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Mutek Particle Charge Detector and Mutek System Zeta Potential

BPI/PPC

Peter Englezos, Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Surface Analysis
Nano DeBEE Microfluidizer

 Lab scale, high pressure microfluidizer for particle reduction applications

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Nanofibre Electrospinning Unit (Belt)

Belt type (30x100 cm) electrospinning device 

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Nanofibre Electrospinning Unit (Disk)

High Speed (3000rpm) electrospinning device 

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Nanofibre Electrospinning Unit (Drum)

Drum type (30x30 cm) electrospinning device 

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Nanofibre Electrospinning Unit (Multijet)

Pilot scale (160 needle) electrospinning device 

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Nanofibre Electrospinning Unit (Needleless)

Pilot Scale (Needleless) electrospinning device 

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Nanoindentor Johan Foster No Mechanical Analysis
NGC Protein Purification System

Bio-Rad Medium pressure chromatography system for protein purification

MSL

Harry Brumer Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Olympus BX53

Light/fluorescence microscope: upright configuration wide field microscope, brightfield imaging with darkfield option, phase contrast/DIC imaging, widefield fluorescence microscopy, fully motorized stage ideal for image stitching and tiling, both color & high sensitivity black and white CCD cameras

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Olympus FV1000

Laser scanning/two-photon confocal microscope: 3D multi-color confocal imaging/optical sectioning, two-photon imaging of thick samples, FRAP, fluorescence spectra analysis

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Olympus SZX10

Stereomicroscope: dissections and viewing objects at low magnifications, brightfield/darkfield transmitted LED light, reflected light (objective-mounted fiber optic light source), high resolution color

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Omics2 screening platform (ECHO555)

Liquid handler

LSC

Steven Hallam, Stephen Withers Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Optical Tweezers

LUMICKS C-Trap G2; dual-trap optical tweezers for force spectroscopy at single-molecule resolution

MacMillan

Derek Dee Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Parr 4520 Bench Top Reactor

1L reactor that is resist to high temperature and pressure

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Parr 6100 Bomb Calorimeter

Measuring heating value of the sample as part of chemical characterization of biomass

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)

Particle Image Velocimetry. Flow visualization, laser-based imaging techniques.

BPI/PPC

Mark Martinez Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Pelco 344I Laboratory Microwave System

Microwave technology facilitates the rapid sample processing from fixation to resin infiltration

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
PerkinElmer VoX Spinning Disk

Spinning disk confocal microscope: high-speed multi-color image acquisition with spinning disk, 6 laser lines and high-sensitivity EMCCD camera

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
PFI mill

Beating of chemical/mechanical pulps for defibrillation. Small quantities ~ 25 grams

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Phantom Video Camera

high speed video camera capable of recording at several hundred thousand frames per second

BPI/PPC

Sheldon Green Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Planetary mill

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No Sample Preparation
Plasma Cleaner

surface cleaning/modification

Orlando Rojas Unknown Sample Preparation
Plasmatreat Cold Plasma System

Open air cold plasma treatment system

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Polarized Optical Microscopy (Nikon)

 Polarized optical analysis

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Probe sonicator (Cranston)

Probe homogenizer equipped with probe for larger sample volumes (up to 1000 mL), and microtip for small samples. Model: Branson Sonifier SFX550

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Probe Sonicator (Foster) Johan Foster No Sample Preparation
Pulmac Masterscreen

Pulp testing, measurement of shives content

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Particle Size Analysis
Pulp disintegrator

British Standard repulper, 1.2% consistency, 2L

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Quartz Crystal Microbalance

monitor small mass changes on the surface of a coated quartz crystal.

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Quartz crystal microgravimetry with dissipation (QSense QCM-D)

Surface analysis (binding events, thin film formation, layer properties)

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Surface Analysis
ReactIR + optimax 1L reactor

Reactor with in-situ FTIR

FSC

Scott Renneckar No Sample Preparation
Refrigerated centrifuge

Model: RC-5 Sorvall F-16/250

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Reichert Ultracut E

Ultramicrotome: standard ultramicrotome

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
repulper, 10L

Repulper, upto 5% consistency, 10L

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Rheometer (Anton Paar 501)

Rheological properties, high pressure cell

CHBE

Savvas Hatzikiriakos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Rheometer (Anton Paar 502)

Rheological properties, UV, Polarized microscopy

CHBE

Savvas Hatzikiriakos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Rheometer (Anton Paar 702)

Rheological properties

CHBE

Savvas Hatzikiriakos Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Rheometer (MCR302, Anton-Parr)

Rheological behavior analysis

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Rotavap 20L

Solvent recovery

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute Unknown Sample Preparation
Schopper-Riegler Drainage tester

Pulp tesing, drainage evaluation

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Scientific Injection Molding

Injection molding

BPI/PPC

Scott Renneckar, Savvas Hatzikiriakos Unknown Sample Preparation
Scientific Lab scale fibre line and conditioning

Fiber spinning

BPI/PPC

Scott Renneckar, Savvas Hatzikiriakos Unknown Sample Preparation
Single Pellet Durability Tester

Tumbler tester developed at BBRG for single pellets

Gas Gun

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
Solar Simulator

provides illumination approximating natural sunlight to test of solar cells, sun screen, plastics, and other materials and devices.

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Spark 20M Plate Reader (Tecan)

UV-Vis and fluorescence measurements (microtiter plate)

LSC

Lindsay Eltis Unknown Spectroscopic Analysis
SPC 150 Pellet Mill

Pellet production line 200 kg/h

Gas Gun

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Spectrum 100 FT IR spectroscope

Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Spin Coater

Laurel Technologies create uniform thin coatings

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Spray drier (BUCHI)

Micro/nanoparticle generation

PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Stable temperature vacuum oven

0.7 cu ft in size, operates at atmospheric pressure, or at a vacuum up to 30'' Hg. Temperature range of 35 - 220 °C Model: Cole-Parmer Stable Temp

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Surface plasmon resonnce

Real-time label-free surface sensitive technique that measures molecular interactions as well as structural changes and layer properties. Model: SPR Navi 200

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Symphony Ultrasonic Cleaner

Bath sonicator, Model: 97043-940 (VWR)

FSC

Emily Cranston Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
T150 Nanobionix

Evaluate tensile properties, Load Resolution 50nN (5.1μgm), Maximum Load 500mN (50.8gm)

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
TA.XT.Plus Texture Analyzer

Texture analyzer

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
TAM III

Reactivity of biomass under different temperature and humidity conditions.

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Tar elimination unit (Ellis)

High temperature tar removal unit

MSL

Naoko Ellis No Sample Preparation
Tar elimination unit (Ellis, CREC HH)

High temperature tar removal unit

CREC HH

Naoko Ellis No Sample Preparation
TCI thermal conductivity

Thermal Conductivity Instrument for foams and films

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Techidyne brightness meter

Paper surface testing, optical properties of Brightness, Opacity, Whitness etc.

PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
TGA

Programmed weight loss analysis

CHBE

Naoko Ellis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
TGA 4000 Thermogravimetric analyzer

Thermogravimetric Analyzer (Monitor the mass of a substance as temperature changes)

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Thermo Scientific Lindberg/Blue M Moldatherm Box Furnace

Moisture and ash content measurement

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Thermo Scientific Precision Compact oven

Store biomass in higher than ambient temperatures and analyze their gas emission.

CHBE

Shahab Sokhansanj Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Thermogravimetric analyzer (TA Discovery TGA 5500)

Thermal stability analysis

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Thermal Analysis
Theta Flex Tensiometer (TF300-PD200, Biolin)

Surface/interface tension and contact angle measurements

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Mechanical Analysis
TMI Compression tester

Provides compressive strength for a variety of materials

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
Tousimis Autosamdri 815B Critical Point Dryer

Fully automated, capable of processing small and large samples (up to 11.5 cm diameter)

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Tube Furnace

Lab. Scale - upto 1000°C

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Tube furnace with flow system

Catalyst synthesis; Sample preparation

CHBE

Naoko Ellis Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Two chip Double emulsion system

Generation of emulsions, (micro)droplets, and particles (single cell/cell sorting experiments)

LSC

Steven Hallam, Stephen Withers Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
UBC Pulsed Light treatment system

low viscosity liquid treatment in a continues mode, surface treatment

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
UHT FT174X HTST and UHT pasteurizer with plate and tube heat exchangers

The FT174X is a modular HTST/UHT processing system designed to treat products at flow rates of 10-40 l/hr or up to 60 l/hr for water (or similar low viscosity products).

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
ULTIMAKER 3D Printer

extrusion 3D printer

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
UltraTurrax Mixer (IKA)

Mixing and homogenization

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
UV Ozone cleaner

Use to clean sample surface before using QCM-d.

FSC

Feng Jiang Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
UV – Vis Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)

UV-Vis analysis

BPI/PPC

Orlando Rojas Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
UV-Vis spectroscopy

Measuring light absorbance across the ultraviolet and visible ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum

FSC

Jack Saddler Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Spectroscopic Analysis
Vacuum Oven

Lab. Scale - upto 280°C

Brimacombe

Frank Ko Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Valley Beater

Beating of chemical/mechanical pulps for defibrillation, under repair

BPI/PPC

James Olson No Sample Preparation
Vantec-500 Upgrade package for B8 discover series

Detector for small angle xray diffraction (XRD)

FSC

Shawn Mansfield Unknown Spectroscopic Analysis
Vertical tensile tester

Paper testing, vertical tensile measurement

BPI/PPC

James Olson Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca
VMD Microwave Vacuum Dryer

Microwave Vacuum Drying system

FNH

Anubhav Pratap Singh Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Sample Preparation
Volocity

Confocal/optical microscopy image processing and analysis

BIOL

Lacey Samuels Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Software and Data Analysis
Water vapor transmission rate tester

Water vapor transmission

BPI/PPC

BioProducts Institute No
X-Ray micro-computed tomography

Micro-CT (3D imaging)

BPI/PPC

Mark Martinez Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa Tomograph

Advanced visualization and imaging using x-ray. Diversity on sample testing (paper, foams, minerals, biological samples, etc).

BPI/PPC

Mark Martinez Yes. Email contact.bpi@ubc.ca Imaging
Zero-span tester

Paper testing, zero span tensile tester

BPI/PPC

James Olson No