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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
111 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 11111-4264
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info

Phone: 111-111-1111

Fax: 111-111-9119

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/boise

Phone: 111-334-2999

Fax: 111-364-4035

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/cda

Phone: 111-667-2588

Fax: 111-664-1272

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/idaho-falls

Phone: 111-757-5450

Fax: 111-757-5494

Materials Fabrication and Characterization

Core Facilities

Core Facility Name: Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscope systems (FIB-SEMs) Laboratory

Director/Manager: Suat Ay

Contact information: 111-111-1063, [email protected]

Website address:  divinedestinations.info/engr/research/fibsem

Dual-Beam FIB/SEM Laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the art Thermo Scientific / FEI Scios dual-beam system composes of focused ion beam (FIB) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) columns with ThermoTM EBSD (QuasOr) and EDS (UltraDry) detectors.

It is equipped with Gold (Au) and Platinum (Pt) sources for deposition.

We provide TEM sample preparation, SEM imaging, compositional analysis of materials, FIB for integrated circuit edits, micro/nano deposition, patterning, etching, drilling, and many more service options with our instruments. Material analysis with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) detectors are also available.

Core Facility Name: Electron Microscopy Center

Director/Manager: Tom Williams

Contact information: 111-111-6656, [email protected]

Website address:  none

The University of Idaho Electron Microscopy Center is a multi-user shared instrumentation facility for materials characterization and research that spans disciplines from materials engineering and chemistry to soils and geology to biology and food science.  Instrument capabilities include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray micro-analysis, visible light & polarized light microscopy and powder x-ray diffraction.

Core Facility Name: Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop

Director/Manager: Bill Magnie

Contact information: 111-111-7904, [email protected]

Website address: none

We offer machine shop services such as milling and turning on manual and CNC equipment. We can also provide welding and fabrication services as well as design review for your projects.

Core Facility Name: Optical Imaging Core (OIC)

Director/Manager: Dr. Onesmo Balemba

Contact Information: [email protected]

Website Address: divinedestinations.info/sci/biology/research/optical-imaging-core

The Optical Imaging Core (OIC) at the University of Idaho is a fee-for-service facility managed by the Department of Biological Sciences and available for on-campus and off-campus researchers. The core is dedicated to creating opportunities for high-resolution imaging and high-throughput characterization of biological processes. The shared facility houses two confocal microscopes, an analytical flow cytometer and analysis software programs.

Core Facility Name: CER StreamLab

Director/Manager: Prof. Ralph Budwig

Contact information: [email protected]

Website address: divinedestinations.info/engr/research/cer/research/stream-lab

CER StreamLab: A large-scale, tilting sediment flume to allow fundamental and applied research of processes in headwater streams and mountain rivers with a unique combination of scale, instrumentation, computer-control and ability to interface with researchers through the Internet.

Low-cost Aquatic Sensors: Design and fabrication of aquatic sensor systems for long-term field deployment. Measurements include dissolved oxygen, temperature, pressure, and electrical conductivity. Sensor systems are self-contained to take and store data for over a year and are powered by a small on-board battery.

Core Facility Name: Combustion Laboratory

Director/Manager: Kamal Kumar

Contact information: [email protected]

Website address:

The service center will provide users FTIR spectra of gaseous samples using short path length gas cells. The samples will be tested using a Thermo-Nicolet iS5 spectrometer. The tests will be carried out in the laboratory facility located in Gauss-Johnson Rm 121. The same facility will also provide resources (TA Instruments Q500 TGA) for thermogravimetric analysis of solid samples using both conventional and modulated TGA experiments.

For additional shared resources see the Approved Service Centers page. Or, for help finding an appropriate resource, contact our Service Center team at ui‑service‑[email protected]

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
111 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 11111-4264
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info

Phone: 111-111-1111

Fax: 111-111-9119

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/boise

Phone: 111-334-2999

Fax: 111-364-4035

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/cda

Phone: 111-667-2588

Fax: 111-664-1272

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
[email protected]
divinedestinations.info/idaho-falls

Phone: 111-757-5450

Fax: 111-757-5494