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  • Action Research Center

    Mission:
    The mission of the Action Research Center is to promote social justice and strengthen communities, locally and globally, by advancing research, education, and action through participatory and reflective practices.

    Vision:
    To become a leader in action research in our community, the university, and internationally by providing a welcoming home to all forms of action research and sharing a common set of values.

    Click here for the ARC’s Planning Document (in draft form)

    You can also find us on Facebook by searching for ARC of UC.

    For ARJ community blog,join us at http://arj-journal.blogspot.com/
  • Advanced Materials Characterization Center (AMCC)

    Melodie Fickenscher

    The Advanced Materials Characterization Center is a research facility located in the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. The AMCC provides access to electron microscopes, x-ray diffraction, and a variety of other analytical instrumentation. Training and sample evaluation is available to researchers within the UC community, as well as external universities and companies.
  • Animal Behavioral Core (CCHMC)

    Charles V. Vorhees

    Our behavioral and nonbehavioral assays will help you characterize the nervous system function in mice and rats. There is no fee for our services. Our mission is to form collaborative partnerships with researchers that will benefit science. Our measurement protocols include video tracking and photocell technology.
  • Applied Acoustics Laboratory

    Jay Kim

     The lab is directed by Dr. Kim. The experimental acoustics testing area of the Applied Acoustics Lab at UC consists of a full anechoic chamber with an option to convert to semi-anechoic condition, suitable for test work in the frequency range of 100 Hz to 20,000 Hz.  A comprehensive PC (NI Labview) based acoustic testing system that consists of 24 channels of real-time acoustic testing capability with sampling rate of up to 100,000 Hz, 16 microphones with preamps, a microphone calibrator, 2 tri-axial accelerometers, a digital hand-help sound meter, and a digital signal generator. A sound quality chamber equipped with high-speed processor, acoustic head and sound quality system are also available for recording, analyzing and synthesizing acoustic noise characteristics of environmental sound fields.
  • Bio Micro Systems Lab

    Ian Papautsky

    The BioMicroSystems (BMS) Lab performs highly multi-disciplinary research, from fundamental science to applied work. The BioMicroSystems research includes application of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics to biology, medicine, and environment, often referred to as BioMEMS. Our mission is to understand and develop microfluidic systems and sensors for improving public health and safety. We also have a strong interest in developing microfabrication and nanofabrication techniques. The BMS Lab has extensive experience in the design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization of systems on the micro and nano scale. We also have extensive knowledge of clean room operations as well as the associated equipment used to fabricate and characterize MEMS devices and systems. An additional focus of our the lab is in educating students in the area of microfluidics. In 2010, BMS Lab became a member of the national Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus (MF3) Center. The Center is composed of academic, government and commercial institutions across the country dedicated to the development of the basic science and technology of micro/nanoscale fluidics and their advancement toward applications in a number of commercial and military arenas.
  • Biomedical Chemistry Laboratories

    David Smithrud

    One of the newest developments in the Department is the collection of talent in the field of Biomedical Chemistry. The well-funded and equipped research programs of Profs. Iyer and Smithrud focus on activities related to drug design, drug delivery and structure-activity relationships.
    • More information on the Iyer research program
    • More information on the Smithrud research program
  • Biosafety Level 3 Facility (BSL3)

    Gary Dean, PhD, Director

    Laboratory environment suitable for working with BSL3 agents.

    Please contact the Director for additional details.
  • Biostatistical Consulting Unit

    Matthew Fenchel

  • Body Donation Program

    Gina Burg

    The unique gift of body donation gives a person the opportunity to make a direct and important contribution to medical teaching and/or research.

    Body donation allows medical students to closely examine, evaluate and understand the detailed structure of the human body. It also provides physicians and research scientists with the opportunity to gain knowledge which may prolong or improve someone’s life and impact the future of medicine.

    Without this program, medical science and the health care field would suffer a devastating setback. However, the kind and thoughtful act of body donation can prevent that.
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Core

    Thomas Kimball, MD

    Access to the right imaging technology and services can greatly enhance your ability to conduct cardiovascular research. The Cardiovascular Imaging Core Research Laboratory provides a wide range of imaging techniques to investigators at Cincinnati Childrens, and offers consulting services ranging from educational seminars to assistance with grant and industry funding support
  • CEAS Digital Fabrication Center

    Sam Antoline

    The CEAS Digital Fabrication Center utlizes the following equipment:
    Dimension SST1200es 3D printer
    Dimension uPrint SE 3D Printer
    ZCorp Spectrum Z510
    Haas TM-1P CNC Mill
    Haas TL-1 CNC Lathe
    Tormach PCNC 770 CNC Mill
  • CEAS Rhodes Hall Machine Shop

    Ron Hudepohl (Shop Mgr)

    The CEAS Rhodes Hall Machine Shop utilizes the following tools:
    • 3 Manual Mills
    • 1 2-axis CNC Mill
    • 3 Manual Lathes
    • 2 Band Saws
    • 2 Vertical Band Saws
    • 1 Kick Shear
    • 1 Press Brake
    • 2 Drill Presses
    • 1 Belt Sander
    • 1 Wet Blast Machine
  • CEAS Victory Parkway Manufacturing Labs

    The CEAS Victory Parkway Manufacturing Labs utlize the following tools:
    Horizontal cut-off saws, (1) manual, (1) CNC
    Air-plasma cutting systems, (1) manual, (1) CNC
    (2) Vertical band-saws
    (7) Horizontal and vertical milling Machines
    4Ft. Radial drill
    (2) Surface grinders
    (9) 13” Engine lathes
    Turret lathe
    4Ft., 16Ga. Squaring shear
    4Ft., 16Ga. Press-brake
    Magnetic bender
    Ironworker
    16Ga. Notcher
    (14) 250A TIG/Arc welders
    (6) 250A MIG Welders
    (8) Oxy-acety. welders
    (2) Spot-welders
    Equipment for sand-casting aluminum or brass
    Small sand-blasting cabinet
  • CEAS Wood Technology

    Sam Antoline

    The CEAS Wood Technology facility utilizes multiple pieces of professional grade wood woodworking power equipment, including a Shopbot CNC router.
     
  • Cell Manipulations Laboratory (CCHMC)

    Carolyn Lutzko

    We offer a controlled-access clean room facility that was designed and built to perform ex vivo cell manipulations, including gene therapy protocols and pluripotent stem cell protocols, for Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials.
  • Cell Processing Core

    Carolyn Lutzko

    The Cell Processing Core offers a variety of human hematopoietic cells or other products to investigators for their research programs. The Core can provide specific cell populations such as total nucleated cells, low density mononuclear cells or CD34+ cells from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood or G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood through a Normal Donor Repository. Other enriched cell populations may be available via special request. The Core can also provide unprocessed samples, plasma or serum. 
  • Center for Biological Microscopy (CBM)

    Birgit Ehmer

    To assist the researcher in generating high-resolution, high quality, microscopy-based data for publications and presentation at professional venues. A range of services is available for both experienced and inexperienced users. Experienced users may use the Center's instruments after orientation by a staff member. Inexperienced users may choose to receive training in the use of the instruments, technical support in microscopy and image analysis, consultation in experimental design, or have us perform the microscopy for them as a service.
  • Center for Biostatistical Services (CBS)

    Mario Medvedovic

    The mission of this center is to support research in the College of Medicine (COM) by connecting biomedical scientists with the joint expertise of the faculty, staff and graduate students in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. The joint expertise of CBS faculty covers a wide range of biostatistics and bioinformatics topics. CBS provides the venue for obtaining short-term consulting support and for establishing long-term collaborations with CBS faculty. Please see the listing of our faculty and their expertise to select the appropriate contact.

    CBS provides support for manuscript preparation, grant applications and other projects requiring biostatistics and bioinformatics support via several types of consulting:

    1.    Initial planning meeting. Initial one hour meeting to discuss project, objectives and establish the level of support that will be needed is free.

    2.    Short-Term Consultation. Short term consultation support is given for well-defined research projects where funds for fee-for-service charges have been secured. This service may also be used to secure biostatistical support for funded projects (grants, contracts) where the scope of work is small enough not to warrant the commitment of CBS  faculty on a percent time effort basis.

    3.     Funded Projects. Biostatistics and bioinformatics services for funded projects can be provided on fee-for-service basis, or at a fixed support level via FTE support for involved faculty and staff.

    4.     Grant application and Research Protocols. CBS faculty provide biostatistics and bioinformatics services for individual-initiated grant applications or research protocols at all stages of grant preparation and project execution. It is expected that pre-application services will be funded through one of the existing mechanisms, while support during the project-execution period will be provided by including CBS faculty and staff as collaborators with the adequate FTE support.  Pre-application services alone can be provided on fee-for-service bases when no need for the support during the project execution is envisioned.

    5.    Research Unit/Research Group Support. CBS faculty can provide biostatistics and bioinformatics support for whole research groups and academic units.  Such arrangements may cover biostatistical, bioinformatics as well as educational needs of faculty, research staff and students collaborating research unit. Such support can be provided on a percent effort basis.

    6.    Research Central Initiated Projects. We also provide biostatistics and bioinformatics support to investigators who are CCTST members and request assistance through Research Central: the portal for intake of CCTST requests. The CCTST provides vouchers, upon approval of the application. Please contact the visit the CCTST website for more information.
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST)

    James Heubi, MD, Director

    Research across the Academic Health Center (AHC) is supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST). The CCTST coordinates a wide range of services, including biostatistics, biomedical informatics, data management, training grant application assistance, inpatient and outpatient clinical research services.
    Full details and services for the CCTST are available through their website at https://cctst.uc.edu

    Location and Hours:
    This join institutional core is located at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room 10.300.  It is open M-F from 8A-5P or by appointment at 513 803-2612.
  • Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR)

    James Frank

    The Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) was founded in 1996 to serve the needs of criminal justice agencies locally, statewide, and throughout the nation to facilitate research in the administration of justice and the nature of criminal behavior.

    The Center currently has over $6 million in grants and contracts.

    The Faculty Board of the Center consists of recognized experts who are committed to excellence in criminal justice research.

    The Center offers expertise in a range of areas including survey design, survey implementation, data management, statistical analysis, program evaluation, scientific research, and program planning.

    The Carnegie Commission ranks the University of Cincinnati as a Research I University, one of only 75 in the nation of more than 5,000 institutions of higher education.

    The types of agencies and clients served by CCJR include courts (local, state and federal), police (local, state and federal), probation and parole (local, state and federal), private service providers, Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, National Institute of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Department of Youth Services, Ohio Attorney General's Office, local counties and municipalities and youth serving agencies.
  • Center for Emerging Neurotechnologies

    Fred Beyette

    Center for Emerging Neurotechnologies is a research center that devlops technologies and education programs to dramatically improve the care and health of acute neurologic patients. Visit our website to see funding opportunities, product concepts, clinical needs and more: http://www.ece.uc.edu/POC-CENT/.
     
  • Center for Health Informatics (CHI)

    Center for Health Informatics

    The Center for Health Informatics is a University of Cincinnati service core focused on providing research data for departments in the UC College of Medicine and UC Health. Dedicated to assisting all research efforts, we provide initial study design and feasibility services at no cost through UC’s Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training.

    The Center for Health Informatics is the designated honest broker to access UC Health patient data for research. All data requests for research purposes should be routed through our office. We maintain a close relationship with the Institutional Review Board and Office of Research to ensure data are properly accessed, delivered and logged based on university compliance requirements and federal law. We are experts in the process of de-identifying data sets. We will help you gain fast, efficient, compliant access to the data you need.

    Most clinical data requests are completed in less than two business days, while technology and analytics projects tend to be more involved. If your department participates in research, we urge you to consider research data management in your budget and grant planning.

    Biomedical data informatics
    • Query and use of electronic health record data
    • Data acquisition and integration
    • Honest broker service
    • Big/complex data analysis
    • Molecular data analysis
    • Healthcare analytics
    Application and technology development  Custom software development
    • Mobile application development
    • EHR-based tools for research
    • Clinical decision support systems
    • Custom web development
    • Specialty database, datamart, and research registry development
    • Electronic (e-consent) on the iPad for non-FDA studies
    Grant/protocol/manuscript development and review
    Informatics education and training
    • Formal informatics education programs
    • Participatory learning and training programs
    Informatics consulting and collaboration
  • Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems

    Jay Lee

    Introduction
    The IMS Center is a leading multi-campus NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) consisting of the University of Cincinnati (lead institution), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Texas at Austin.  The IMS Center conducts multi-disciplinary research focused on Predictive Big Data Analytics; Cyber-physical Systems; Prognostics and Health Management (PHM); and Industry 4.0, among other related fields. The IMS Center's mission has been to enable industrial machinery and products to achieve and sustain near-zero breakdown performance by detecting and predicting invisible patterns through transforming big data to actionable information. IMS Center's core technology is Watchdog Agent(R) toolbox, a collection of signal processing and machine learning tools designed and customized for industrial big data applications. Analysis results from this toolbox can be used to drive appropriate actions to prevent failures; gain a deeper understanding of system relationships for improving engineering designs, improve operations planning and asset utilization; and ultimately increase uptime and productivity. The application of such technologies ranges from manufacturing to energy, transportation, healthcare and more. Since its inception in 2001, IMS Center has so far conducted more than 100 projects and has been supported by over 100 companies and research institutions worldwide including P&G, GE Aviation, Boeing, Toyota, Nissan, Goodyear, Harley Davidson, Caterpillar, Siemens, Intel, Samsung, Bosch, National Instruments, Siemens, Chevron and many more. The cumulative benefit of IMS technologies was estimated to be $1.4 Billion by 2015.
     
    Research Thrust Areas
    IMS Center's research thrust areas include Manufacturing (semiconductor, automobile, consumer products, industrial systems etc.), Transportation (railway, automobiles, electric vehicles, aerospace), Energy (wind turbines, gas turbines, batteries) and health care (athlete performance monitoring, neurological data analysis, and cardiovascular data and risk analysis).
     
    Center's Recognition and Achievements
    The IMS Center has been recognized internationally for being a pioneer and leader in the fields of predictive big data analytics and Industry 4.0. Included among these accolades are:
    • Five-time winner of the PHM Society's annual data competition since 2008
    • Professor Jay Lee's appointment as the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Advanced Manufacturing and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor (2005)
    • Recognition of IMS Director, Prof. Jay Lee, as UC's Professor of the Year (2008)
    • Prognostics Innovation Award from National Instruments (2012)
    • Recognition as the most impactful I/UCRC among over 70 I/UCRC's across the U.S. (2012)
    • Prof. Lee selected to serve on the Advisory Committee member for White House Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) American Challenge Initiative (2013)
    • Prof. Lee received Alex Schwardkopf Technological Innovation Award (2014)
    • Proclamation of City of Cincinnati as the Industry 4.0 Demonstration City led by IMS Center's efforts, by Mayor John Cranley (2014)
    • Organizing and hosting the 1st and 2nd German-American Workshop on Cyber-phyiscal Systems and Industry 4.0 (2014-2015)
    • SME's Recognition of Prof. Jay Lee as one of 30 visionaries in Smart Manufacturing (2016)
    Entrepreneurship
    The IMS Center was awarded an NSF I-Corps in 2012, which is a highly competitive program that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory by providing entrepreneurship training and teaching grantees to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research.
  • Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites (CERHAS) (DAAP)

    John Hancock

    The Mission of CERHAS is to unite research, education and public awareness through innovative and accessible high-quality multi-media presentations, and to connect the importance of our heritage to our modern conditions in meaningful ways.

    We begin with land and the human touch on it. We aim to re-create environments now degraded or disappeared, or environments which suggest alternatives to real places, using computer modeling and associated dynamic techniques. Our spatial visualizations are then formulated as immersive exploratory environments in order to deliver rich interactive multimedia content experiences. Our mastery of atmospheric virtual environments, controlled interactivity, spatialized information design, and layered media treatments, positions CERHAS to deliver cutting-edge outcomes across multiple audiences, applications, and topic areas. We have created works for public education in schools, interactive exhibits for museums, videos and exhibits for historic and archaeological sites, interactive DVDs, and works in other media.

    Collaborative and Funding Partners have included:

    Behringer Crawford Museum
    Children's Museum of Manhattan
    Cincinnati Museum Center
    Friends of Whitewater Shaker Village
    George Gund Foundation
    Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
    Institute for Aegean Prehistory
    Midwest Regional Humanities Center
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Ohio Arts and Humanities Councils
    Ohio Board of Regents
    Ohio Historical Society
    Ohio River Way Inc
    Ohio State University Newark
    University of Tuebingen
    US National Park Service
  • Chemical Sensors & Biosensors

    Necati Kaval

    See the associated equipment listings for information on the specific chemical measurement instruments.
  • Chemistry Electronics and Instrumentation Facility

    John Zureick

    The Chemistry Electronics and Instrumentation Facility provides support services to the research faculty and students in the Department of Chemistry. This assistance includes repair of electronic instrumentation, design of specialized circuits for research applications, and consulting services to faculty and graduate students. The staff people are able to deal with most hardware, software and interface problems associated with modern laboratory instrumentation.
  • Cincinnati Biobank Core Facility (CCHMC)

    Beth Cob

    We aim to promote world-class biomedical research by ensuring availability of the highest quality biospecimens to meet researchers’ needs. We provide access to services for standardized and centralized acquisition, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens for research. These services are available to researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, surrounding academic centers and beyond. We are also home to the Better Outcomes for Children (BofC) biorepository. BofC is an institution-wide initiative to collect and store leftover clinical samples for research use.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Research Institutes, Division, and Centers

    Cincinnati Children’s scientists are conducting breakthrough research to improve care for children. As one of the nation’s top funded pediatric research institutions, Cincinnati Children’s has more than 1 million square feet of dedicated research space, making us the largest pediatric research facility in the country. A list of the research institutes, divisions and centers is on-line at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/default/.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Shared Facilities

    A list of the CCHMC shared research facilities is on line at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/cores/default/
  • Clinical Studies Participant Recruitment Service

    Sara Keegan, Clinical Research Manager

    Mission: 
    The Participant Recruitment and Clinical Research Service Center is a unique resource provided by the University Of Cincinnati Department Of Emergency Medicine to support research conducted across the Academic Health Center. The Center is staffed by a team of clinical research coordinators (CRC). Together, they provide a centralized, coordinated approach to screening and recruiting patients for research participation, collecting and processing specimen samples and data, and entering data into clinical trial databases. 

    Location & Hours: 
    CRCs are fully integrated into the Emergency Department at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester and Jewish hospitals, where they work in tandem with the clinical team. The Center staff is available 24hrs/day, 7 days/week.

    Services: 
    General Screening Services - $625/month (Internal); $995/month (External)
    • CRC availability 24hrs/day for screening and identification of potential study participants and/or healthy controls by monitoring newly-arrived Emergency Department patients through all available means, including patient tracking systems, ED rounds, and electronic health record review.
    Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Services - $37.50/hr (Internal); $60/hr (External) 
    • Study-specific screen – detailed screening assessment to determine inclusion/exclusion criteria, may include medical record review, consultation with treatment team, patient interview and/or assessment
    • Enrollment & consenting – move forward with enrollment of patients who agree to participate in an active therapeutic, interventional research study; this may include additional screening activities
    • Study-specific procedures/assessments – protocol specific procedures/assessments
    • Phlebotomy –  single-stick, blood draws for collection, analysis or shipping
    • Follow-Up – assist with telephone and interview follow-up procedures with enrolled subjects
    • Data/chart abstraction – medical record review to glean data for case report form completion
    • Training – each CRC is required to be trained on each new study protocol

     
  • Combustion Research Laboratory

    San-Mou Jeng, Ph.D.

    Combustion research laboratory.
  • Community Design Center (DAAP)

    Frank Russell

    The Community Design Center organizes collaborative interdisciplinary community/university partnerships for the research and design of physical improvements which serve the University’s urban area. The Community Design Center is a part of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. The Center provides assistance to community groups, non-profit organizations, and City departments that are representing underserved areas and underfunded projects within the area.

    The Community Design Center is administered by a registered Architect with assistance from co-op students and graduate assistants from the disciplines of Architecture, Planning, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design. Faculty from these schools are involved as advisors and designers on individual projects.
  • Comprehensive Mouse and Cancer Core (CCHMC)

    Hartmut Geiger, PhD

    The Comprehensive Mouse and Cancer Core within the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology at Cincinnati Children’s offers a number of services for researchers exploring cancer systems through animal models. The core is directed by  Hartmut Geiger. We provide animals from specific inbred mouse strains primarily used in cancer and hematopoietic research, offer cell transplant, harvest and irradiation services and can handle animal cancer model systems involving xenotransplant procedures.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory (CFDRL)

    Some of the on-going projects at CFDRL:
     
    1. Study of active and passive flow control techniques over turbine blades.
    2. Turbine-blade cooling funded by the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI).
    3. Use of CFD in the Occupational Safety through funded projects from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati.
    4. Interfacial phenomena occurring at an air-water interface.
    5. Open source CFD software (OpenFOAM) validation.
    6. AEROFLO CFD software validation
    7. Study of non-newtonian flows
    Students are exposed to the use of a variety of commercial software.  The following is a list of some of the software available for use at CFDRL:

    Preprocessing Capabilities:
     
    1. Gambit
    2. Tgrid
    3. Gridgen
    4. GridPro
    Solvers:
     
    1. Fluent
    2. STAR-CD
    3. OpenFOAM
    4. AEROFLO
    Postprocessing:
     
    1. Tecplot360
    2. Paraview
        Apart from using commercial software, students are encouraged to generate home-grown code and emphasis is laid on pursuing elegant solution techniques for problems.  For large problems with many degrees of freedom, computing resources at the Ohio Supercomputer Center are available.

     
  • Computational Sciences Institute

    Thomas Beck

    Computational Science (CSci) is an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses computer simulation to solve problems in scientific and engineering disciplines. It is recognized by nearly all national scientific societies as a third way of advancing knowledge coequal with the traditional methods of theory and experimentation. In-silico simulations and modeling afford the opportunity to "see" the unattainable phenomena that are too small (atoms and molecules), too large (galaxies and the universe), too fast (photosynthesis), too slow (geological processes), too dynamic (urban systems and climate), too complex (automobile engines), or too dangerous (toxic materials).

    As such, CSci allows researchers in the physical, biological, geographical, geological and engineering sciences to visualize complex phenomena, to explore solutions to challenging problems, and to understand the vast amount of data produced through scientific experiments, medical records, and instrumentation. The UC CSci Institute is an initiative in interdisciplinary research and education. The main goals of the Institute are (1) to be an interdisciplinary research center for computational sciences and (2) to be an education center for future generations of researchers equipped with critical skills needed to conduct research in tomorrow's environment.

    Current Chemistry Department members of the UC CSci Institute are Professors Thomas Beck, Ruxandra Dima and George Stan. Ongoing research in our groups involves studies of biological ion channels, the modeling of mechanical proteins, and protein folding and transport in constrained environments. We have ongoing collaborations with researchers in the UC medical school, the Departments of Mathematics and Physics, and individuals at other institutions.
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Research Lab

    Dr. Yijun Liu

    Computer-aided engineering (CAE), or computational engineering, utilizes computers to simulate the behaviors (deformations, stresses, fluid flows, vibrations, noises, and so on) of materials or structures to complement the physical testing. These simulations are based on the corresponding mathematical models of the physical problems, which are solved by employing various numerical procedures, such as the finite element method (FEM), boundary element method (BEM), meshfree method or molecular dynamics (MD) at different length and time scales. CAE is being increasingly employed in the analysis and development (virtual prototyping/testing) of many new materials (e.g., advanced composites, biomaterials, and MEMS) and various new products (e.g., cell phones, computers, cars, and airplanes).
    The mission of the CAE Research Lab is:
    • To conduct sponsored research to advance the CAE technologies as applied in solving challenging problems in engineering.
    • To serve the local and global companies in solving their urgent research and development (R&D) problems through projects, training and consulting.
    • To train undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Cincinnati so that they will be well prepared in the cutting-edge CAE technologies.
  • Confocal Imaging Core (CCHMC)

    Matthew Kofron

    We will train you to use state-of-the-art confocal microscopes for your research. We provide access to confocal microscopes, deconvolution microscopes and computer analysis workstations. Once you’ve been trained by our staff, you may access our facilities 24 hours a day.
  • Critical Care MediaLab

    Ken Tegtmeyer, MD

    The Critical Care MediaLab develops high-quality video and animation to enhance medical education. Our expertise lies in clinical video and video editing as well as 3D animation.
  • Data Management Center

    Rachel Akers

    The Data Management Center (DMC) at Cincinnati Children’s supports researchers, and aims to improve clinical outcomes by leading the development of state-of-the-art data management. The DMC resides within the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.
  • Dental Hygiene Clinic

    Since 1967, the Dental Hygiene program at UC Blue Ash has been preparing well qualified and caring dental hygienists for employment throughout the region. Led by our nationally-recognized faculty, students are guided in the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for positions of responsibility in the oral care system through a unique blend of laboratory, clinical and classroom experiences. This accredited two year program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
    Our dental hygiene clinic is open to the public, enabling students and faculty to serve the community through dental evaluations and preventive treatment.
  • Developmental & Learning Sciences Research Center

    Marcus Johnson

    The mission of the Developmental & Learning Sciences Research Center (DLSRC) is to improve developmental and learning outcomes for learners of all ages by generating research, educational experiences, and applications using an emergent, interdisciplinary approach to understanding development and learning that includes the integration of theory and research from the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and education.
    The DLSRC is designed to support synergistic activities between the Arlitt Center, Early Childhood Education & Human Development faculty, university-wide faculty (e.g., Psychology; Communication Sciences & Disorders), and Children’s Hospital. Goals include engaging in research at the Arlitt Center, including the lab school and the PlayScape initiative, and its community of children and families, and collaborating on grant writing, and pedagogical innovation. The Center serves as an administrative home to the Research Activity Management System (RAMS), which serves as the undergraduate research subject pool for the School of Education.
    Current faculty and student research includes investigations concerning educational neuroscience and mathematical cognition (Dr. Rhonda Brown), the interaction of motivational mechanisms and learning (Dr. Marcus Johnson), and effective learning environments for developing educators (Professor Harry Prats).

    Community & Collaboration
    Throughout the academic calendar, Dr. Marcus Johnson hosts special events for his large lecture Human Development courses, inviting guests from various disciplines to speak to his students on a diverse array of subjects pertinent to Human Development (i.e. developmental criminology, pediatrics, current research on play, geriatrics, hospice services, etc.). In April 2013, Dr. Johnson hosted a panel of speakers with expertise in secondary and post-secondary education. Jenni Jacobs is an instructor for online courses offered through the School of Education and provided insights into the attitudes and behaviors of “nontraditional” college students. Katie Kemme is an English teacher at Hughes High School and responded to students’ inquiries about what makes educational professions worthwhile and fulfilling. UC’s own Dr. Chet Laine and Dr. Helen Meyer from the secondary education faculty also participated as panelists, sharing their philosophies and approaches to teacher education, as well as providing practical advice for those interested in education professions.

    In May 2011, the Center hosted a day-long Summit on Transactions between Research and Practice in the Developmental and Learning Sciences with researchers at UC and Children’s Hospital, graduate students, and teachers and other members of the education community. Speakers included: Dr. Dennis Molfese, a co-director of the NIH Reading & Learning Disabilities Research Network and Director of the Brain Imaging Center and Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Nebraska; Dr. Victoria Molfese, Chancellor’s Professor of Child, Youth & Family Studies at the University of Nebraska who spoke on their research in early identification of infants and young children at risk for developing language and reading disabilities and the effect of early intervention. Dr. Gregory K. Martin, Academic Dean and director of Pedagogical Growth and Development at the Cincinnati Country Day School and Dr. Jeremiah McCall, author of Gaming the Past: Using Video Games to Teach Secondary Students spoke on their work on 21st century teach
  • Digital Design Environments Laboratory

    Ranga R. Vemuri

    Research in the Digital Design Environments Laboratory (DDEL) centers around the construction of computer-aided design tools and design environments for analog, digital and mixed-signal systems design. DDEL research has been funded in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA/CSTO and ARPA/ESTO), Wright Labs of the US Air Force, the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Rome Lab of the US Air Force, and the General Electric Company.
  • Digital Repository Services

    Linda Newman

    Digital Repositories can enable faculty and researchers to meet the data management plan requirements of grant proposals.  A Digital Repository captures, organizes, makes accessible, enables reuse and reformatting, and preserves an institution’s intellectual output, cultural and historic records, and research-significant library collections of unique materials.   The Libraries offer more than one repository, including a next generation repository in development.  For more information, contact Linda Newman (newmanld@ucmail.uc.edu) or Nathan Tallman (tallmann@ucmail.uc.edu).
  • DNA Sequencing and Genotyping Facility

    Xueguang Sun

    We specialize in sequencing with template preparation from bacterial cultures, sequencing without template preparation and electrophoresis.
  • Engineering Research Center (ERC) Cleanroom

    Ian Papautsky

    The Engineering Research Center Clean Room is a central fabrication, processing, and characterization center intended to be used by a diverse campus wide research community. The more than 8000 square foot facility includes areas of class 10, 100, 1000, and 10,000 clean room spaces.  It includes lithography, deposition, etching, oxidation, diffusion, and characterization tools from nanoscale to microscale device fabrication.
  • Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

    Mark Schulz

    Recent advances in engineering and the enabling sciences provide an unprecedented opportunity for revolutionary developments in biological interface materials and technologies. Our Gen 3 Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials is to transform current medical and surgical treatments by creating "smart" implants to improve treatments for orthopedic, craniofacial, neural and cardiovascular ailments, coupled with the development of a vibrant, diverse workforce well-prepared for the multidisciplinary and global challenges and opportunities of the new millennium. The major goal is to revolutionize metallic biomaterials (RMB) and smart coatings with built-in responsive biosensory capabilities which can adapt to biological changes, to create novel bio-functional Engineered Systems. The ERC lead institution is North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT) with core partner institutions, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and the University of Cincinnati (UC), global research partner Hannover Medical School (MHH) and other global and national partners that include industry, innovators, and state and local government entrepreneurial networks. ore information is available at: http://erc.ncat.edu/.
  • Environmental Analysis Service Center (EASC)

    Dr. George Sorial

    The Environmental Analysis Service Center (EASC) at University of Cincinnati is located on the 7th floor in Engineering Research Center on the uptown west campus of U. of Cincinnati. The EASC supports the application of mass spectrometry techniques in the field of chemistry, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences and medicine. Typically, we provide services of mass spectrometry analysis for non-targeted compound screening, impurity analysis, metabolomics, and molecular formula assignments for ACS publications (Accurate Mass Measurement or High Resolution Mass Spectrometry [HRMS]).  The EASC holds competitive rates with high quality data and fast turn-around time. We offer services to Universities, public agencies, and private corporations.  We look forward to serving your needs for mass spectrometry analysis. 

    If you need mass spectrometry analysis services, EASC is a choice.  EASC has the expertise to analyze your samples and provide you with solid data. For more information about the center, please visit our website at www.easc-uc.org.

    Photos and descriptions of lab instrumentation are on-line at: http://seebme.ceas.uc.edu/Research_Centers/EASC/Lab_Instrumentation.html
  • FACScalibur/Flow Cytometry Core

    William Miller PhD

    A FACSCalibur four color flow cytometer system is available for use by researchers. The instrument is available seven days a week 24 hours per day in CARE 2876.

    For access to the instrument and the online calendar, please contact Dr. Miller.
  • Fernald Database and Biospecimens Service

    Susan Pinney

    Mission: To provide a mechanism for sharing data and biospecimen from a large longitudinal cohort as a resource to researchers for approved studies.
     
    Description:  The Fernald Community Cohort consists of the 9782 persons who were enrolled in the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program (FMMP)(1990-2008). The comprehensive examinations conducted as part of the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program (FMMP) began in the autumn of 1990. The FMMP provided 9,782 initial examinations and 42,775 re-examinations over 18 years. An extensive computerized database and biospecimen repository was created to provide research resources for future studies. All questionnaire, examination and diagnostic procedure data collected from the FMMP were coded by certified medical record coders, double entered with verification into a SAS database on site of the examinations. Cryo-preserved blood and urine samples were collected at enrollment and at various intervals throughout follow-up.  At the first examination three 1-ml aliquots of whole blood, plasma, serum, urine and urine with buffer were obtained from each participant (15 aliquots per person) for future analyses.  Additional whole blood and serum was obtained in 1996-1997 and 2006-2008. Specimens have been stored in minus 80 degree freezers; over 160,000 biospecimens are in the archive. More information about the cohort and the “Access to Data and Biospecimen Policy” and application form can be found at www.eh.uc.edu/fmmp/research.
  • Fission Track Laboratory

    Eva Enkelmann

    Lab for Fission Track dating of minerals like apatite and zircon.
  • Flow Cytometry, Shriners/UC

    George Babcock

    The Flow Cytometry, Shriners/UC facility provides a range of services and assistance for data acquisition, analysis, and cell sorting.  Additionally, there is a dedicated data analysis workstation with several software options for publication quality data.

    For detailed information, call 513-872-6231.
  • Gait and Motion Analysis Lab

    Susan Kotowski

    Biomechanics and ergonomics research lab with motion capture, force place, and EMG assessment capabilities.
  • Gas Turbine Simulation Laboratory

    Paul Orkwis

    The Gas Turbine Simulation Laboratory is capable of performing compenent simulations as well as full engine simulations.
    Flow Solvers
    • FINE Turbo
    • MSU Turbo
    • CFD++
    • FDL3DI
    • CFX
    • FLUENT
    • NCC
    • LEWICE
    Visualization Programs
    • Visual3
    • TV3
    • PV3
    • Tecplot
    • Sleipnir (Under Devlopment)
    Co-director: Paul Orkwis
  • Gene Expression Core (CCHMC)

    S. Steven Potter, PhD

    If your research involves the study of developmental and disease processes, we can help you perform expression level analysis of thousands of genes in parallel. We use commercial microarrays available from Affymetrix and Illumina. We offer data analysis and guidance on preparing RNA for labeling.
  • Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core (GESC)

    Xiang Zhang, PhD, Core Manager

    The Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core (GESC), originally named as Sequencing and Microarray Laboratory, was established in 1999. GESC is a fee-for-service, one-stop facility that provides genomics and epigenomics related service and collaboration to researchers at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and other institutions.
    In 2012, GESC was transformed into the next generation sequencing-based core facility. Since then, it has been expanding its services and seamlessly integrated with the bioinformatics team for handling massive amounts of data generated by these services. Equipped with Illumina sequencer and automated liquid handling system, GESC provides a wide variety of high-quality NGS services and continuously developing new methodologies to meet researchers’ requirements. In addition, it offers Illumina BeadChip assay and a series of other supportive services. The Core manager Xiang Zhang routinely provides consultation to researchers from sample preparation to experiment design.
    GESC is a small but highly efficient team. Nearly 100% of its expenses is paid from its service revenue. The Core’s financial status is extraordinary healthy and stable.
  • Government Cost Compliance Service Center Resources

    Susan Poulos

    A list of the facilities for which the Government Cost Compliance office maintains a contacts list is found on their website: http://www.uc.edu/af/budgetfinsvcs/gcc.html.
  • High Performance Computing Laboratory

    Philip A. Wilsey

    The principle studies of this lab are parallel and distributed computing with multi-core processors and clusters composed of multi-core processors. The current focus of our studies are in two domains.  The first is developing high-performance methods for analyzing high-dimensional "big data" sets.  These studies exploit random and approximate methods for manipulating and analyzing the high-dimensional data.  Most recently we are beginning to explore strategies to accelerate Topological Data Analysis (TDA) to enable the effective application of TDA methods to high-dimensional  big data sets.  The second application for our HPC studies lies with improving optimistic synchronization methods for high-performance parallel discrete event driven simulation.
  • Hoke S. Greene Laboratory of Catalysis

    The goal of the Hoke S. Greene Laboratory of Catalysis is to enhance the understanding of the fundamentals of catalytic phenomena. The lab's historical emphasis begin with reactions involving catalysis by soluble transition metal carbonyls and their derivatives. Such catalysis is involved in the commercial synthesis of at least three commodity chemicals (acetic acid, vinyl acetate, and butyraldehyde) and is also of critical importance in the metalloenzyme chemistry of living organisms. More than 100 publications have resulted from the efforts of this laboratory since its inception in 1971. Nowadays, catalysis research focuses on enzymes, and the Greene Laboratory will soon be looking to find a new Director and Greene Chair holder.
  • Hypoid and Bevel Gear Mesh and Dynamic Modeling Consortium

    Teik Lim

    Hypoid and Bevel Gear Mesh and Dynamic Modeling Consortium


    MISSION
    To develop gear mesh representations that will enable dynamic models to be formulated for simulating the vibration response of the driveline systems.

    To perform studies of the modal and dynamic characteristics controlling mesh force generation, vibration transmissibility, and gear whine.

    To develop an integrated gear mesh and dynamic modeling and analysis software package (HGSim).

    To apply the simulation software package for design, analysis and trouble-shooting.

    To develop a design roadmap for quiet gears.
  • Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories

    Christy K. Holland

    The Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories are located in the Cardiovascluar Center at the Iniversity of Cincinnati. Our research focuses on applications of biomedical ultrasound including sonothrombolysis, ultrasound- mediated drug and bioactive gas delivery, development of echogenic liposomes, early detection of cardiovascular diseases, and ultrasound-image guided tumor ablation.
  • Imaging Research - 9.4T NMR - Spectrometry and Micro-Imaging

    The 9.4T NMR Lab provides a variety of services and expertise in high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and magnetic resonance micro-imaging (MRI) to researchers in the UC College of Medicine, the broader UC research community, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
     
  • Imaging Research 4T MRI Service Center

    The Center for Imaging Research is a College of Medicine core facility dedicated to the in vivo study of human anatomy and physiology. Our primary mission is to provide imaging research capabilities to scientists at the University of Cincinnati. Our facilities include a 4.0 Tesla Varian Unity INOVA Whole Body MRI/MRS system.
     
  • Imaging Research Center

    Charles Dumoulin, PhD

    We make modern imaging technology available to researchers. Services include a whole-body scanner with EEG monitoring, clinical MRI scanners, CT, PET-CT and gamma camera and scanners, fluoroscopy systems and longitudinal imaging for animals. 
  • In Vivo Radiation Measurement Lab

    The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science has state-of-the-art laboratories for performing high sensitivity measurements of radioactive materials in soil, water, and air. Persons who may have inhaled or ingested a radioactive substance can also be evaluated at the UC In Vivo Radiation Measurement Lab. In the event of an emergency we are prepared to evaluate workers, first-responders, and others who may be at risk of internal exposure to radioactive materials. These resources are available any time to assist in the event of a radiological emergency.

    Laboratory for Direct (In Vivo) Measurement of Internally Deposited Radioactive Materials

    The In Vivo Radiation Measurement Laboratory is located at the UC Center Hill Research Facility (5997 Center Hill Avenue) with easy access from I-75.   Measurements are performed for persons who may have inhaled or ingested radioactive materials arising from occupational or environmental exposure, accidents, or incidents of radiological malfeasance. The laboratory has two large examination rooms, each with arrays of detectors for performing direct, in vivo measurements. After the Fukushima accident, persons returning from Japan were examined to determine whether they have been exposed to radioactive material. A typical in vivo exam, shown at the right, involves placing detectors over the chest for approximately 30 minutes.  The room is equipped with a remote controlled television and radio for the comfort of the person being examined.  
     
    UC has designed, fabricated, and patented anthropometric devices (phantoms) for calibrating direct in vivo measurements of uranium and transuranic radionuclides that may be deposited in the lungs, liver, and skeleton. Calibration phantoms have also been developed for measuring radioactive materials in wounds and lymph nodes.  These phantoms are used at many national and governmental laboratories around the world including the International Atomic Energy Agency. The UC In Vivo Radiation Measurement Laboratory is the only research facility of its kind in the United States that is dedicated solely for education and research.

    Laboratories for Nuclear Forensics Research Laboratory for Radiological Assessment & Measurement

    The UC Laboratories for Nuclear Forensics Research is located on the UC campus.  These labs include resources to perform high sensitivity measurements of any type of radioactive material including uranium, thorium, plutonium, and other special nuclear materials. Measurements are performed using samples of soil, vegetation, air, or foods to determine the content of natural or technologically enhanced radioactive material.  Biological samples are also analyzed to evaluate radioactive materials that may have been accidentally inhaled or ingested.
     
    The objective of nuclear forensics, an interdisciplinary science that includes technologies from engineering, chemistry and physics, is to evaluate an unknown sample of intercepted nuclear material and determine how, when, and where it was produced.    The laboratory has facilities for chemically processing samples and includes a wide range of instruments to evaluate the provenance of any radioactive material. 
     
    Our principle mission at the University of Cincinnati is to train graduate students from engineering, chemi
  • Information Technology Solutions Center

    Tiffany Bricking

    The Information Technology Solutions Center is a place for Information Technology faculty and students to develop IT Solutions for internal and external clients. Started in March 2012, the ITSC has developed web applications, mobile applications, database systems and has received over 20 different projects from start up companies and research centers.
  • Inhalation Core Facility

    Jennifer Flury

    The mission of the Inhalation Core Facility is to provide a controlled exposure system to mimic both first hand cigarette smoke exposure and second hand smoke exposure using a whole body exposure system.  In addition, we can provide individual mouse organs, serum, and cigarette smoke extract.

    Location & Hours:
    The core is located in the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVC) Room 4947. 
     
  • Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship

    Donna Martsolf

    The Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship (INRS) supports the research and scholarship of faculty members and students in the College of Nursing through a variety of mechanisms. Its underlying philosophy is that the pursuit of excellence in research and scholarship is a developmental process that requires support services at all levels of expertise and across all content areas.
  • Institute for Policy Research

    Kim Downing

    Since its establishment in 1971, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) has developed nationally recognized capabilities in survey research. The Institute conducts complex, large-scale surveys. The Institute's professional staff has experience in a variety of data collection modes, including: via telephone, mail and Web-based surveys as well as in-person interviews, focus group discussions and direct observations.  Additionally, IPR staff have extensive experience developing research designs and methodologies including: needs assessment, program evaluation, content analysis, scale development and validation, time-series and cluster analysis.

    The IPR has state-of-the-art computer capabilities for data analysis, data tabulation and data management.

    Telephone interviewing takes place in a supervised, central facility located within the Institute using a Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system. Mail surveys and Web-based surveys are also handled in-house with tools such as optical-scanning for mail surveys and Web middleware on dedicated servers with secure access for Web-based surveys.

    The IPR hosts the Social, Behavioral and Health Science Data Archive providing access and support for use of secondary data collections for research and instruction. The holdings include studies from a variety of sources: the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the National Opinion Research Center, the International Survey Library Association (Roper Center), the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Development Office of Strategic Research.
  • Intelligent Systems Laboratory

    Samuel H. Huang

    Our mission is to develop computerized systems to support human experts in improving manufacturing productivity and health care delivery efficiency. These systems are used as a tool to expand the perception and computation ability of experts so they can make better decisions more efficiently.   We engage in the following activities:
    ·       Applied research, which focuses on developing methods, algorithms, and tools to convert unstructured data into useful information and easy to understand knowledge. The main aim is to meet the challenges of missing data values, high data dimensionality, and imbalanced data distribution that occur often in health care applications such as gene expression-based diagnosis and adverse drug reaction detection.
    ·       Industrial applications, which focuses on applying research advances to solving real-world industrial problems. The emphasis is on rigorous problem formulation (using mathematical/analytical tools) and seamless incorporation of human expertise in the development of cost-effective solutions.
    ·       Education innovation, which focuses on implementing the problem-based learning pedagogy in a simulation game-based environment for engineering education.
     
    Our motto is Scientific Innovation, Industry Outreach, and Student Success. We believe technology advance must be built on scientifically sound and mathematically rigorous innovations. Technologies developed in laboratory must be validated in real-world applications and ultimately transferred to industry to fully realize their benefits. Finally, we promote a virtual company-based education strategy that emphasizes the use of information technology, collaborative problem solving, and hands-on skills so students can be successful in the modern working environment.
  • Investigational Pharmacy

    Denise Lagory, RPh

    The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Investigational Drug Service (IDS) provides services customized to each research protocol conducted at Cincinnati Children's. These services include randomization, inventory maintenance, all aspects of drug accountability, compounding and preparation of blinded dosage forms, developing pre-printed order forms and dispensing investigational drugs according to protocol. The IDS is responsible for both inpatient and outpatient investigational medication dispensing for industry sponsored, grant funded and investigator initiated protocols.
  • Kunz Center for Social Research

    Jennifer Malat

    The Kunz Center for Social Research, housed in the Department of Sociology, has a two-fold mission: 1) support Center faculty and student research, and 2) develop research-related relationships with community organizations. While the Center supports a wide range of research, its activities emphasize the areas of 1) Urban and Race, 2) Family and Gender, and 3) Health. The Center organizes workshops in these research areas, awards small grants for research activities, and provides staff support for the submission of grant proposals.

    The Center was established in 1989 and endowed in 1995 by a bequest in honor and memory of Margaret A. Kunz and her parents, Dr. John C. Kunz and Emma B. Kunz. Since that time, the Center has enhanced research among Sociology Department faculty and graduate students, the University of Cincinnati, and broader Cincinnati community.
  • Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS)

    Joanne Tetens-Woodring, DVM, PhD

    Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) is responsible for husbandry and veterinary care of all vertebrate animals on the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus. LAMS is committed to providing high-quality animals and services to meet the needs of the researchers. In addition, LAMS is responsible for assisting researchers in model development, animal usage, humane animal treatment, and compliance with University policies and procedures and governmental regulations.
     
  • Laboratory for Direct (In Vivo) Measurements of Internally Deposited Radioactive Materials

    Henry B. Spitz

    Routine and special measurements are conducted to evaluate workers and the public who may be at risk of internal exposure to radioactive materials.
  • Laboratory for Environmental Radiological Assessment & Measurement and Nuclear Forensics Research

    Henry B. Spitz

    The radiochemistry laboratory has developed high sensitivity radiochemical methods for analysis of natural radioactivity in a variety of biological and environmental samples using neutron activation analysis.
  • LASER CAPTURE MICRODISSECTION MICROSCOPY

  • LENTI-SHRNA LIBRARY CORE

  • Literacy Research & Innovation Center

    Allison Breit Smith

    As part of their program of study, doctoral students may choose to participate in the activities of the Literacy Research and Innovation Center (LRIC), a research and teaching laboratory dedicated to advancing knowledge about how children learn and are instructed in literacy. A multi-disciplinary team of faculty and researchers comprise the LRIC. The collaborative team includes individuals with specialized literacy knowledge from various fields such as literacy and second language studies, educational leadership, educational studies, special education, speech-language pathology, and design. The Center focuses on conducting and translating research into best practices for the classroom, developing innovative literacy practices, and delivering professional development programs. The mission of the LRIC is to conduct scientific research on literacy learning and instruction to further understand important educational questions; to innovate novel solutions to education’s most pressing problems related to literacy learning and instruction; and to disseminate knowledge about literacy learning and instruction through professional development programs for teachers and parents. The Center’s faculty believes in the interdependence of research and practice to inform best approaches to literacy learning and instruction. Faculty who are affiliated with the LRIC include: Allison Breit-Smith, Ying Guo, Holly Johnson, and Susan Watts-Taffe.
  • Live Microscopy Core

    Chet Closson, Manager

    The Live Microscopy facility is designed to help investigators perform high resolution imaging with either living or fixed specimens. The facility has two advanced Zeiss confocal laser scanning microscopes for use, including one equipped for multiphoton imaging, as well as a Leica DMi8 widefield microscope system, and various stereo and dissection microscopes. Additional equipment available for use are a Laser Capture Microdissection instrument, multimode plate reader, Real-Time-PCR systems, infrared imager, and cryostat.

    Location & Hours:
    The core is located in Medical Sciences Building Room 3155. It is open 24/7 for approved trained users, or from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday for technical assistance.
  • Live Well Collaborative

    Linda Dunseath

    The Live Well Collaborative(LWC) is a non-profit founded in 2007 by University of Cincinnati(UC) and Procter and Gamble(P&G). Its purpose is to specialize in research and development of products and services for living well across the lifespan with an expertise in the 50+ market place. The LWC working with UC, taps the talent of the top-ranked colleges of DAAP, Business, Engineering, Nursing and Medicine among many others to do semester long corporate or institutionally sponsored project studios. Interdisciplinary teams of UC faculty and students use a design thinking approach to translated consumer research into products and services. The LWC leverages the vitality and unbiased innovation capacity of students and faculty across multiple disciplines coupled with feedback from consumer sample groups to do this.
     
  • Mass Spectrometry Facility

    Pat Limbach

    Our facility is dedicated to inorganic, organic and biological mass spectrometry analyses. Our facility is one of the two primary centers for the State of Ohio Mass Spectrometry Consortium. Participating universities in this Consortium are the Ohio State Center, the Cincinnati Center, Akron, Toledo, Ohio University, Miami, Kent, Youngstown, as well as many other Ohio universities, clinics, and industrial laboratories. The University of Cincinnati Facility will not only provide access to the instruments at the Cincinnati Facility, but also all instruments at other participating universities. The Consortium is working to establish network links to allow rapid data transmission between various sites.
    Technical direction for the facility is provided by the Faculty Supervisor, Chemistry Professor Pat Limbach. Our staff, Dr.Stephen Macha and Dr. Larry Sallans maintain day-to-day operations in the facility. New users are invited to contact them to discuss your analysis needs at (513) 556-1575.
  • Mass Spectrometry Facility

    Kenneth Setchell, PhD

    The Mass Spectrometry Facility uses HPLC, FAB-MS, GC-MS and LC-MS/MS applications for screening and quantification of metabolites and drugs. Assays are fully validated to meet FDA/CAP requirements and the core operates under GLP standards and is CAP/CLIA accredited.
    We specialize in research programs focusing on hepatology, gastroenterology and nutrition with an emphasis on steroids, sterols and bile acids.
  • MEG and Neurophysiology Core

    Don Gilbert, MD

    We provide researchers with access to state of the art 275-channel whole head human magnetometry with data acquisition rates up to 12 kHz per channel. The system can also do simultaneous EEG recordings. We provide orientation to data collection with the magnetometer including a stimulus presentation computer for auditory, visual, somatosensory stimuli, and bimanual 5 finger response pads for task-based studies. 
  • Membrane Applied Science and Technology (MAST)

    Stephen Clarson

    The MAST Center builds upon a record of excellence in membrane research and education at the University of Cincinnati that can be traced back to research and education programs that were starting in 1983 by Professor Hwang following an industrial endowment for membrane research. The MAST Center focuses on our expertise in membrane formation, characterization and performance. The MAST Center covers research and educational activities that include membrane fouling, water treatment, fuels cells, sensors, pharmaceutical purifications, fragrance encapsulation and implantable biomedical devices. The Center faculty have taken leadership roles in the membrane community via the organization of major technical sessions, symposia and conferences as well as active participation in relevant professional societies. The MAST Center students have gone on to become leaders in the membrane field in universities, national laboratories and industry.
  • Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory

    Murali Sundaram

    Our mission is to innovate, develop and apply cutting edge multi-functional, multi-scale, multi-material processing technologies for reliable and affordable manufacturing solutions across size domains, and educate students on the state-of-the-art in manufacturing science.

    Students of the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab research methods and materials that can be used to create novel, efficient and sustainable micro and nano machining processes. We use modeling, simulation and experimental procedures to optimize the processes of electrodischarge, electrochemical, ultrasonic and abrasive machining of metals, ceramics and composites at very small scales to be later applied to the emerging developments in product miniaturization and a variety of other applications
  • Microscale Heat Transfer Lab

    Frank Gerner

    Fields of interest:
    • Microscale Heat Transfer
    • Micro Heat Pipes
    • Microsensors
    • Interfacial Phenomena
    • Condensation Heat Transfer
    • Electronics Cooling

     
  • Microwave Communications Laboratory

    Altan Ferendeci

    The laboratory is equipped with various micro-electronic processing equipment and characterization systems. Some of these are RF sputtering systems, electron beam and thermal evaporation systems, lapping and polishing machine, wire-bonding and dicing saw. Charaterization and measuremnt systems include digital and analog oscilloscopes, various spectrometers, optical monochromators. An ultra-high (10-11 Torr) and a moderate (10-6 Torr) vacuum systems, various measuring instrumentation and high power high voltage supplies are also available.

    For microwave measuremnts, computer interfaced HP-8510C Vector Network Analyzer, noise figure meter, probing station, a spectrum analyzer and various other microwave instrumentation are also available. Ansof HFFS, HP-Libra® and MICAD®, microwave design software, an HP transistor test fixture with measurement and calibration software complement the microwave characterization and measurement capabilities.

    A new compact range antenna characterizing facility has been set up to measure the radiation characteristics of antennas especially the patch antennas and active phased array antennas.

    A scanning electron microscope (SEM), a Dektak II profilometer, an optical thickness measurement system, a Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) system complement the micro-electronic processing and charaterization equipment.
    APD-204SL closed cycle refrigeration system, {17 W at 77 K (temperature range 10-350 K)} with special provisions for waveguide and coaxial connections is operational for low temperature research purposes.

    A dedicated optical bench is set-up for opto-electronic research activity. The bench includes various precision micrometer positioners, infrared laser, a closed circuit television system and other optical component holders.

    There are also basic milimeter wave equipment in the laboratory to make measurements at 94 GHz range.
  • MOST AERO Labs

    Curt Fox

    MOST AERO LABS (Morphing and Optimization Systems Technology for Aerospace) is an Aerospace Engineering Education & Research lab specializing in Controls Science and UAVs.

    Professor Kelly Cohen's ResearchGate Profile
  • MOUSE CYTOGENETIC CORE

  • Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC)

    Erin Bartley, Program Coordinator

    The University of Cincinnati Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center is a comprehensive resource for the phenotypic characterization of mouse models pertaining to the study of diabetes and its complications. The Center is one of multiple Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK)

    Our mission is to advance medical and biological research by providing the scientific community with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping services for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity and related disorders. 

    We specialize in the immunological aspects of Type I diabetes, measurement of various glucose and lipid metabolism parameters relevant to Type II diabetes as well as diabetic complications such as heart disease and obesity.

    UC MMPC Services
  • Nanoelectronics Laboratory

    The Nano/Bioelectronics Laboratory is directed by Dr. Andrew J. Steckl, Distinguished Research Professor, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Gieringer Professor of Solid State Microelectronics. Founded in 1988, the NanoLab is a member of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Cincinnati. The NanoBioLab is located on the 9th floor of Rhodes Hall. A class 1000 clean room is utilized for thin film deposition and device fabrication. Other labs are dedicated to optical characterization, fiber electrospinning and microfluidic device fabrication. Research in the NanoBioLab is currently focused on bio/organic electronic and photonic devices, electrospinning of fiber membranes for controlled molecular release used in chem/bio/medical applications and paper microfluidics for lab-on-chip point-of-care diagnostic devices. External research support has been provided by many federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Army Research Office, the Army Natick Laboratory, the Gates Foundation and various industrial partners.
  • Nanoworld

    Mark J. Schulz

    The Nanoworld Laboratory at UC (http://www.min.uc.edu/nanoworldsmart) is a college laboratory for material and device development, nanotechnology teaching, and demonstrations, and is a highly focused and internationally recognized laboratory.

    Nanoworld is trailblazing and road mapping innovation, translating the discoveries to industry, and training a next generation workforce that will be in high-demand. Six labs form the Nanoworld Labs.
    1. NANOWORLD, Main Lab 414A, 414B & 413 Rhodes Hall, Ph. 513-556-4652
    2. Nanoscale Devices and SEM Lab, 315 ERC
    3. Nanoscale Materials Post-processing Lab, Rhodes 611
    4. Nanocomposite Materials and Characterization Lab, Rhodes 507
    5. Substrates and Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory, 581 Engineering Research Center (ERC)
    6. Pilot Microfactory for Nanomedicine Devices Lab, 587 ERC

    Other rooms are for student offices and storage. Nanoworld may be the largest nanotube research lab in an academic setting with three commercial nanotube reactors to synthesize nanotube materials and transition the processes to industry.

    UC Nanoworld supports research for UG and graduate students from across the university.
  • Neurorecovery Laboratory

    An interdisciplinary laboratory dedicated to the study of novel interventions to facilitate recovery from neurologic disorders and stroke. Co-Directed by Oluwole Awosika, MD (College of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine), Aimee Dietz, PhD, CCC-SLP (College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS (College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences). Founded by Kari Dunning, PT, PhD, and Brett Kissela, MD, MS.
  • Niehoff Studio (DAAP)

    Frank Russell

    The Niehoff Urban Studio is a unique interdisciplinary initiative undertaken to address urban issues that challenge the quality of life in Cincinnati. The studio endeavors to engage the community in an urban problem solving effort. The studio is located on Short Vine in Corryville and includes classroom, meeting, and exhibit areas. Since its inception in 2002 more than 800 students in urban planning, engineering,  architecture, design, anthropology, business, nursing, political science, urban geography and others have participated and partnered with more than 100 community based organizations on projects intended to make Cincinnati more sustainable.

    Sponsorship
    This academic outreach partnership is made possible through the present and past sponsorship and collaboration of Mr. H.C. Buck Niehoff, the Harriet R. Williams Downey Fund, the Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation, the George Fabe Family Foundation,  the Kroger Corporation, the Ohio Urban University Program, University of Cincinnati Institute for Community Partnerships, the University of Cincinnati Taft Research Center, and the University of Cincinnati Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs, as well as dozens of individual donors.

    University Collaborations
    The Studio has benefitted from the participation from the College of DAAP Schools of Architecture and Interior Design, Planning, Design, and Art ; The College of  Engineering and Applied Sciences Civil  Engineering Department;  the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Economics, Geography, Anthropology, Journalism, Political Science; the College of Nursing; the Lindner College of Business Real Estate and Marketing Programs . The program is administered by the College of DAAP Community Design Center with oversight by the University Provost for Academic Affairs.
     
  • NIH - Nanomedicine Development Center (NDC)

    Peixuan Guo, Director

    Nanomedicine Challenges

    “Ingenious” biological machines, such as motors and membrane channels, inspire the development of biomimetic devices to enable specific cellular control for disease treatment and tissue repair. However, the development and control of a delivery device that can recognize specific targets for the active pumping of therapeutic DNA, RNA, or drugs into cells is challenging. We will bridge the knowledge gap at the bio and nanomaterials interface by constructing matrix- or lipid membrane-adapted motors employing the well-studied bacteriophage phi29 DNA packaging motor. Research expertise and unmatchable collaborative facilities for biology and nanotechnology research will reveal engineering principles underlying the physical motion, energy transduction and transmembrane transport capabilities of the embedded motor. This matches the Vision of the NIH Roadmap for Medicine RFA, including “a system of molecular motors”, a model for the study of “energy transduction”, and a tool for “transport of materials across membranes”.
  • NMR/MRI Animal Imaging Lab

    Diana Lindquist, PhD

    This mouse imaging system and laboratory is own by the UC College of Medicine but is currently staffed and administered by experienced imaging personnel from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  The laboratory includes a fully equipped chemistry lab complete with fume hood as well as a Bruker 9.4T (400 MHz) vertical wide-bore system. 

    This system is capable of conventional high-resolution multinuclear NMR acquisitions, including z-gradient experiments, as well as magic-angle spinning 1H and 13C acquisitions of tissue samples. 

    A gradient insert and special microimaging coils allow for 1H, 23Na, 7Li, 31P, or 13C MR imaging or spectroscopy acquisitions from mice and very small rats.  The system is based on Bruker AVIII HD hardware.

    Types of analyses available include:
    • 400 MHz high-resolution NMR of extracts
    • 400 MHz magic angle spinning
    • Small animal imaging (mice and rats smaller than 150 g)
    • In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy of 1H, 31P, and 13C
    Location & Hours:
    The core is located in Medical Sciences Building Room 4106. The Director is available by appointment.
  • NMR-based Metabolomics Core

    Lindsey Romick-Rosendale

    The NMR-based Metabolomics Core will provide technology that will help clinical and basic scientists develop rapid detection methods, as well as elucidate the complex metabolic pathways involved in a number of diseases and infections. A more comprehensive understanding of metabolism can lead to such advances as a more personalized approach to drug therapies. We provide all NMR –related metabolomics services on human and animal cells, biopsies and biological fluids. We strive to foster collaborative efforts that will advance translational research using metabolomics approaches.
  • Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory

    Peter Nagy

    The Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for applied scientific research and development in the area ofultrasonic, laser-optic, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, and dielectric materials characterization and nondestructive testing.
  • Novel Devices Laboratory (NDL)

    Jason Heikenfeld

    NDL performs highly multidisciplinary research, primarily in electrofluidics and biosensors, spanning fundamental science to more applied work through industrial partnerships (see our Research page). Furthermore, NDL has the practical knowledge, facilities, and a strong track-record for rapidly transforming novel concepts into commercially viable prototypes.  Since 2006, NDL has partnered with numerous U.S., European, and Asian companies in pushing new technologies to market (click here for support map). NDL is also a founding member of the NSF Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM), lead founder for the Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation (OCMI), and founding member of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC).

     
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

    Keyang Ding

    A modern Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility exists in the department of chemistry. It currently houses a Bruker AVANCE NEO-400 with a Z-Grad BBFO (Z-Gradient Broadband and Fluorine Observe) ATM (Automatic Tune and Match) probe; a Bruker AV-400 with a Z-Grad BBFO ATM probe and an automatic sample changer; and a Bruker DMX-500 with Z-Grad triple and double resonance probes. The NMR facility is capable of proton, carbon-13 and other multi-nuclear NMR in one and two dimensions including DEPT (Distortionless Enhancement by Polarization Transfer), COSY (COrrelated SpectroscopY), NOESY (Nuclear Overhauser Enhancement SpectroscopY), HSQC (Heteronuclear Single-Quantum Coherence) and self-diffusion measurements and of triple resonance NMR of proteins in solution.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Program, UC-NIOSH ERC

    Jay Kim

    Occupational Safety and Health Engineering (OSHE) is one of four core programs of the NIOSH Education and Research Center of the University of Cincinnati (UC-NIOSH ERC). UC-NIOSH ERC is one of the first centers of 17 ERCs supported by NIOSH in the US that aims at improving education and research activities in the occupational safety and health area. The OSHE program resides in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). 
     
    The primary objective of the OSHE Program is to provide engineering graduate students with research and training opportunities that will prepare them to become highly capable safety professionals to meet national and regional needs for occupational safety and health.  A secondary objective of the Program is to provide exposure to safety and health engineering for students in other engineering disciplines who will include safety and health considerations in their work couduct.  The OSHE Program trains students through a series of basic safety courses and an engineering research project focused on application of advanced engineering technologies to safety and health.  Graduates from the OSHE Program will become practitioners in public and private organizations specializing in safety, engineers who will design safety equipment or systems, as well as researchers focusing on occupational safety and health at national and industry laboratories and academia.  
  • Ohio Center for Intelligent Propulsion and Advanced Life Management (CIPALM)

    Awatef Hamed

    The Ohio Center for Intelligent Propulsion and Advanced Life Management (CIPALM) was established in 2008 through a $27.5M Ohio Research Scholar Award from the Ohio Department of Development. The goal of the University of Cincinnati led center is to ensure Ohio’s continued eminence in power and propulsion research. The cluster supports the development of future intelligent adaptive power and propulsion systems with advanced energy sources for low emission, and superior reliability through service life and thermal management.
    Built on Ohio’s current strengths, CIPALM’s mission is
    • to develop innovative, breakthrough technologies to provide the next generation of aircraft power and propulsion systems, alternative fuel synthesis, life management of advanced composite materials and intelligent thermal management technologies.
    • to ensure continued international prominence in these areas through robust academic, business, and government collaborations.
    The center's research scholars at the University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton Research Institute and Ohio State University possess the expertise to meet future challenges of the global aeronautics market through improved fuel efficiency and life cycle performance, while minimizing evironmental impact and consumer cost.
  • Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation (OCMI)

    Ian Papautsky

    The Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation (OCMI) at the University of Cincinnati was created by the Ohio 3rd Frontier Wright Projects Program, and provides a complete tool set needed to take microfluidic and point-of-care devices through the entire development process, from concept to pilot fabrication.
     
  • Pathology Research Core

    Our services include tissue trimming, processing and embedding, slide sectioning, H&E staining, special staining, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, antibody or probe workup and electron microscopy. We will help you interpret results and, if desired, will collaborate on publications. 
  • Pediatric Language, Literacy & Speech Outcomes Lab

    Karla Washington

    Dr. Karla Washington is the Director of the Pediatric Language, Literacy & Speech (PedLLS) Outcomes Lab which is housed in the French East Building, University of Cincinnati. We employ the theoretical framework offered by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – Children and Youth (ICF-CY; WHO, 2007) to promote a broad view of health and well-being to guide our clinical and research practices in national and international settings.

    We are currently seeking PhD students who are interested in child language development and disorders with a focus on applying theory to clinical research practice. Prospective students should contact Dr. Washington at karla.washington@uc.edu.

    PedLLS Students Awards/Achievements
    1. Megan McDonald
      1. 2014-15 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Validity and Reliability of the Intelligibility in Context Scale - Jamaican Creole 2014 SPARC Recipients
      2. 2014-15 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at CCHMC Trainee: Tuition and Research Stipend
    2. Lauren Mikhail
      1. 2014 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholar, University of Cincinnati WISE Scholars
    3. Lauren McKinney
      1. 2014-16 Yates Scholarship
    4. Caiti Waldo
      1. 2014-15 LEND at CCHMC Trainee: Tuition and Research Stipend
  • Plasma Spectrochemical Analysis and Metallomics Center

    This core facility specializes in the analysis of complex samples for elemental quantification and chemical
    speciation.
  • Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility

    James Wells, PhD

    We are dedicated to providing high-quality, well-characterized  and reliably archived human embryonic stem cells for distribution to researchers. Additionally, the facility will provide investigators with reagents and expertise for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as well as expert training in the protocols and techniques for proper handling and manipulation of human pluripotent stem cells. Our mission is to facilitate all aspects of pluripotent stem cell experimentation to contribute to advancing stem cell therapies for human disease. 
  • Point-of-Care Systems Design Laboratory (POCSDL)

    Fred Beyette

    Point-of-Care Systems Design Laboratory (POCSDL) is a medical devices research laboratory under the direction of Dr. Fred R. Beyette Jr., School of Electronics and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati. POCSDL comprises graduate students and researchers, typically from electrical and computer engineering backgrounds and focuses on building point-of-care medical devices that include, but not limited to non-invasive sensor and monitoring systems, computing systems for neuro-emergencies, blood and spinal fluid analysis and devices for instructional purposes.  An additional interest of POCSDL is in educating students in the field of biomedical electronics and computing. POCSDL is currently working on design of biomedical electronics and computing coursework structure that can be offered to electrical and computer engineering graduate students to assist and equip them for biomedical engineering projects (specifically, medical product design and development).
  • Polymer Research Center

    William Connick

    The primary purpose of the interdisciplinary Polymer Research Center is to respond to the very broad-based need for an understanding of polymeric materials. The faculty of the Center are drawn from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. They carry out a wide variety of research projects in collaboration with students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars. An extensive curriculum of approximately twenty courses on polymers is presently being offered, and this list is being augmented by additional courses under development.
  • Preclinical Imaging Core (PIC)

    Lisa Lemen, PhD

    The Core was established to provide non-invasive multimodal imaging capabilities optimized for rodent imaging to the UC research community. The facility specializes in micro-CT and micro-PET/SPECT for longitudinal research projects in small animal models, but also provides bioluminescence, fluorescence and planar x-ray imaging capabilites.  The Core actively supports research in cancer and other progressive diseases, and a variety of surgical and bioengineering projects. 


    Location and Hours:
    Vontz Center Rm 0330 (basement- restricted access - call lab 558-7930)
    M-F  8:30am-5pm; or as arranged


    Announcement  Sept 2018
    Bioluminescence and Fluorescence imaging services are now available to PIs within the UC-COM LAMS mouse facilities – mice housed in the LAMS Vontz and MSB facilities remain behind the barrier for their imaging sessions and are returned to their original rooms. Please contact the lab for further information. 
     
     
  • Propulsion Simulation Lab

    The main interest of the Propulsion Simulation Lab is to conduct computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research involving any part of a modern aerospace propulsion system for the purpose of exploring flow phenomena and developing improved mathematical models that can be incorporated into the simulation of the entire system. The group specializes in boundary layer bleed modeling in supersonic inlets, shockwave-boundary layer interactions in nozzles and ducts, and particle erosion modeling of turbomachinery.

    The Propulsion Simulation Lab has worked in numerous collaborations, including the NASA Glenn Research Center. 
     
  • Pyrosequencing Core (CCHMC)

    Hong Ji, PhD

    Our shared facility specializes in measuring locus-specific DNA methylation, genetic variations and mutations in a high throughput fashion.
  • Research Flow Cytometry Core

    Sherry Thornton, PhD

    We will train you to use cytometers for your research. We provide cell sorting, data analysis, and even computer workstations. Once you’ve been trained by our staff, you may access our facilities 24 hours a day. 
  • Richard C. Elder X-Ray Crystallography Facility

    Jeanette Krause

    A Facility for the analysis of single crystal chemical crystallography. In 1986 the Chemistry Department formally established a Single Crystal X-ray Facility open to all researchers. In 2003, as a result of an NSF-MRI grant, the Facility was totally upgraded, housing a Bruker SMART6000 CCD diffractometer system.
    The Facility is intimately involved in graduate and undergraduate research. Also active in research projects with groups engaged in NSF-REU, NSF-URC, REWU-WISE and ACS-Project Seed sponsored programs.
  • Rieveschl Laboratories for Mass Spectrometry

    Larry Sallans

    The Rieveschl Laboratories encompass the R. Marshall Wilson Mass Spectrometry Facility as well as the Mass Spectrometry activities of faculty members Joe Caruso and Pat Limbach. The Wilson Facility offers a wide range of basic and advanced mass spectrometry services to the University community. In addition, the Wilson Facility and the Caruso and Limbach laboratories are engaged in cutting-edge collaborative research involving ICP-MS, FTMS, and microchip-MS.

    More information on the R. Marshall Wilson Mass Spectrometry Facility
  • Solid State Physics and Electronic Materials Laboratory

    Punit Boolchand

    The following research is being conducted in the lab:
    • Self-Organization in Disordered Networks - Discovery of Intermediate Phases in network or molecular glasses has opened a novel paradigm to understand the physical behavior of glasses at a basic level. These phases manifest as global connectivity of molecular networks are systematically changed, and acquire a critical value. These ideas have led to a glass structure based classification in terms of their elastic properties.
    • Solid Electrolytes - Ag as an additive in Chalcogenide glasses has attracted widespread interest in optical recording and information storage technologies. Ag as a chemical additive plays a dual role; in Se-rich glasses it macroscopically phase separates into a Ag-rich glass phase, and in Se deficient glasses becomes a network former to replace Ge in select local environments. The Ag-rich glass phase is thought to be a solid electrolyte with a stoichiometry close to Ag2Se, and is characterized by a glass transition of 230°C. An equally important consequence of Ag addition to oxide and chalcogenide base glasses is the several orders of magnitude enhancement of electrical conductivity of the alloyed glasses.
    • Rare-Earth Additives In Chalcogenide Glasses and Crystalline Oxides - Rare-earth as additives in Chalcogenide glasses have attracted widespread interest as optical amplifiers, lasers, mid-IR photonic materials because of the high refractive index and mid IR transparency1. Most rare-earth ions in  solids stabilize in the trivalent state, although exceptions  can occur for Eu (divalent) and Ce(tetravalent). For these reasons trivalent  Ga as an additive in the chalcogenide glasses has been extensively studied2,3. Although Rare-earth ions can replace Ga sites in such glasses, this does not necessarily have to be the case. In some cases, Rare-earth ions can also occupy distorted rocksalt environment, as is found for the case of  Rare-earth monosulfides such as LaS.
    • Negative Electron Affinities, New Cold Cathode and Organic Light Emitting Diodes - Rare-earth monosulphides, such as LaS and NdS, are unusual metals as they possess low work-functions. These materials in conjunction with  III-V or II-VI semiconductors  and separately with light emitting polymers, can be used as efficient cold cathode emitters and light emitting devices. An effort to synthesize bulk materials of the rare-earth sulfides, and grow thin-films of the rare-earth sulfides by sputtering and evaporation is made, to fabricate new solid state cold cathode emitters and efficient and durable organic light emitting diodes ( OLEDS).
      Current research efforts are directed towards growth of thin-films of various rare-earth sulfides on compound semiconductors by RF  magnetron sputtering deposition.
    • Synthesis and Nanostructure of Super Hard Thin-Films - Films in the B-N-C ternary are of interest because of their super hardness.  The ternary encompasses some of the hardest crystalline materials known including diamond, BN, B2C. A collaborative effort to synthesize and characterize nanostructure of vapor deposited thin-films is ongoing with Professor Raj Singh (Materials Science and Engineering, University of Cincinnati) and  with Professor Hans-Joachim Kleebe (Colorado School of Mines). At the core of the research effort is an ECR microwave plasma enhanced CVD facility (Professor R.Singh)  for growth of the ternary alloy films. The films are characterized by x-ray diffraction, and Raman scattering  (Professor P.Boolchand) and Electron microscopy including HRTEM, SEM and EELS (Professor H.-J.Kleebe). The mechanical properties of these films including Hardness, Elastic Moduli, and thermal conductivity (Professor Singh) are measured. Constraint counting algorithms&
  • Structural Systems Testing Laboratory

    James A Swanson

    This laboratory, located in Rhodes Highbay on the main campus, has a 30 ft. x 60 ft. strong floor, is served by a 10-ton overhead crane, and has a 10-gpm central pump.  It is possible to bring specimens as long as 30 ft into this lab, and assemble specimens as long as 60 ft.  A number of steel reaction frames can be configured to accommodate comprehensive testing of various structural members and systems.  The laboratory includes one 350-kip servo-controlled actuators, two-channel MTS Test Star IIS controller, large stock of wire potentiometers, clip gages, DC voltage linear variable differential transformers, load cells, and several data acquisition systems.  The laboratory also has three closed loop testing machines with capacities of 20 kips, 50 kips, and 400 kips.  This laboratory is used for both teaching and research.  In Steel Design, and Reinforced, and Prestressed Concrete Design courses, the facilities are used for classroom demonstrations and for group projects.  The lab is equipped to measure the modulus of steel or concrete; and to conduct creep, shrinkage, freeze/thaw and abrasion testing.
     
  • Surgical Innovation

    Judy Heyl

    Expanding the Frontiers of MedicineThe Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI) is a collaboration between the University of Cincinnati (UC) Departments of Surgery, Bio-medical Engineering, Emergency Medicine, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    The collaboration was established to develop, assess, and enhance new technologies in biomedical and surgical care. Located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, CSI is a 3,700-square-foot state-of-the-art research and teaching facility. The space includes both a teaching laboratory and a sterile operating room, equipped with the latest surgical technology.

    Through collaborative partnerships with regional businesses, medical practitioners, engineers and scientists, CSI assists in the discovery of new technologies via biomedical and surgical innovation, which ultimately enhances the practice of medicine and improves patient care.

    Whether it is continuing medical education, device development, procedure modification, or training and simulation, CSI is a tremendous resource that is ready to meet your needs.

    Capabilities
    CSI welcomes the opportunity to work with regional industries. Surgeons, medical practitioners and scientists from across the region come to our state-of-the-art training and conference facility to teach, train, explore and discover.
    The lab has the capability of both animate (animal) and inanimate (cadaver) models to be used for teaching, training and research. All cadavers are provided to us by the University of Cincinnati Body Donation Program, the single largest medical institution for body donations in the United States.
    CSI is equipped with the following technologies:
    • Laparoscopy
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Telemedicine
    • Video Recording
    • Didactic Lecture
    The facility is also equipped with:
    • Five plasma screens and a projector that can be used to project images and demonstrate procedures
    • Space for up to seven stations and 40-50 people
    • A small conference room adjoining the lab with a plasma screen and projector (access to larger rooms located within the department of surgery and the University of Cincinnati is also available)

    There are five trained staff members of CSI that are available for the planning and organizing of your lab to ensure that all of your lab requirements are met.

    Partnerships
    Building collaborative partnerships is a key component of CSI's continuing success. CSI has grown and benefited from generous donations of financial support, as well as donations of hardware from both internal and external sources. Additionally, CSI is grateful for philanthropic commitments, and was established in part by a generous gift from Mr. Carl Lindner, a Cincinnati business leader. 
     
  • Systems Modeling & Information Technology Laboratory

    Dr. Emmanuel Fernandez

    SMITLab is used to conduct basic & applied research in modeling, algorithms and information technology (IT) implementation for (stochastic) systems and processes. To serve as a consulting lab in IT for interdisciplinary projects, e.g., manufacturing, operational planning, distance education.

    Also to conduct basic & applied research in modeling, algorithms and information technology (IT) implementation for (stochastic) systems and processes. To serve as a consulting lab in IT for interdisciplinary projects, e.g., manufacturing, operational planning, distance education.
    • Manufacturing & operations management
    • Security and fault-management in telecommunication networks
    • Logistics
    • Workforce Management
    • IT learning tools
  • The Center for Global Design and Manufacturing and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Lab

    Sam Anand

    The Center for Global Design and Manufacturing and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Lab  are focused on teaching/research in Advanced Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle Management.
     
     
    • Advanced Manufacturing research in CGDM is focused on the development of computational algorithms/methods for modeling machine and process errors and determining optimal process parameters by simulating virtual models of manufacturing processes including Additive processes (Additive Manufacturing (AM)/3D Printing). The main objectives associated with this research are improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes in three core areas: a) improved part accuracy and quality, b) optimal material utilization and c) reduced energy expenditure (sustainable manufacturing)
     
     
    • The Center also serves as a central location to educate and train students in Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) methods in an interdisciplinary environment as a part of Partners for Academic Collaboration in Engineering Education (PACE).  PACE is an industry-academia consortium which aims to impart math based engineering education and promote research in areas of engineering design, manufacturing and Product Life Cycle Management (PLM). Teaching, training and research activities at the Center span all aspects of the product lifecycle from conceptual design to engineering analysis and manufacturing, culminating with reuse, recycling and de-manufacturing.  In keeping with changing trends in the industry, there is a significant emphasis on virtual design and manufacturing analysis to compliment traditional methods.
  • The Corrections Institute

    The Corrections Institute at the University of Cincinnati is committed to the dissemination of best practices to communities, facilities, and agencies seeking to change offender behavior. We work with federal, state, and local governments, and with the private sector and professional organizations, to promote effective interventions and assessments for adult and juvenile offenders. Institute offerings include Technical Assistance, Staff Training, Distance Learning, and Research and Development.
  • Transgenic Animal and Genome Editing Core Facility

    Yueh-Chiang Hu, PhD

    We provide streamlined service from DNA to founder animals. We use the latest genome-editing technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN, to generate animals carrying multiple knockout or knock-in alleles in a highly efficient and time-saving fashion. We also provide conventional approaches to generate transgenic mice by pronuclear microinjection and chimeric mice using embryonic stem cells. The facility has also undertaken several new initiatives including implementation of a fast CRISPR-Cas9 genetic screen system and generation of genetically modified rats. Other services available in the facility include cell targeting, targeting vector construction, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, BAC transgenics, ICSI, mouse recovery from cryopreserved sperm, and embryo transfer (re-derivation).
  • TRANSLATIONAL CORE LABS

    Lilith Reeves

    The Translational Core Labs include the Viral Vector Core, the Vector Production Facility, the Stem Cell Processing Lab, the Cell Manipulations Lab and the Translational Trial Development and Support Lab (TTDSL). We specialize in the translation and scale up of gene therapy and cell therapy including iPSC and HEK in addition to the patient testing associated with these trials.
  • Translational Trials Developmental and Support Laboratory (TTDSL)

    Scott Witting

    We coordinate and perform cellular and molecular testing required to document purity, function, clonal composition and overall safety of research preparations and preclinical and clinical samples. This is a CAP / CLIA-certified laboratory.
  • Transport in Engineering and Medicine Laboratory

    Rupak K. Banerjee

    The Transport in Engineering and Medicine (TEM) lab works towards linking actual patient diagnoses with bio-transport analyses in order to predict and treat patho-physiologic conditions, defects, diseases, and device performances.  The TEM lab focuses on experimental study with analytical and numerical analysis involving transient and steady state physiologic and patho-physiologic flow, heat and mass transfer problems coupled with pharmacokinetics.  We also carry out new research initiatives by targeting novel applications of the fluid, heat and Mass transfer towards developing MEMS devices.
  • Turbomachinery Erosion and Performance Deterioration Laboratory

    Leva Wilson

    Turbomachinery Erosion and Performance Deterioration Laboratory

    Highlights of Gas Particle Flow and Turbomachinery Erosion Research at the University of Cincinnati

    Turbomachinery Erosion Laboratory
    Theoretical
    • Flow & particle
    dynamics modeling
    • Blade surface erosion
    predictions
    • Performance Loss
    • Performance Retention
    Experimental
    • Particle surface interactions
    – Blade & seal material
    erosion
    – Particle restitution
    characteristics (LDV)
    • Coating life evaluation
    • Turbomachinery
    performance loss
    – Instantaneous
    – Permanent (erosion)
  • UC Biorepository (UCB)

    Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD - Director

    The UC Biorepository (UCB) is a fee-for-service biospecimen procurement and storage facility that collects, stores, and dispenses high-quality human biospecimens in support of clinical, translational, and basic research. 

    The UCB provides access to a large and growing collection of biospecimens, including malignant tissues with matched normal tissue, blood, and urine. The UCB also provides fit-for-purpose prospective biospecimen procurement services tailored to study specific requirements. 

    Investigators who are interested in accessing banked biospecimen should complete a Sample Request Form.  For prospective collection services please contact Kelsey Dillehay McKillip.  
  • UC Cardiovascular Institute

    Donna Gering

    The University of Cincinnati (UC) Cardiovascular Institute brings together leading specialists, caregivers, researchers and teachers – all in the name of superior cardiovascular care. Our approach means clinicians and researchers are working side-by-side to deliver the best care for our patients and true breakthroughs in medical research. In fact, the UC Cardiovascular Institute is home to some of the most groundbreaking, influential cardiac care and research in the nation – and we translate our discoveries into real treatments that help patients every day. Additional information including centers & programs is on-line at: http://uchealth.com/heart/.
  • UC Center for Field Studies

    David Lentz

    17-acre former Shaker Farm with classrooms, a laboratory, archive, barns, a restored 1830 farmhouse, offices, tool shop and fields for common garden experiments
  • UC Center for Robotics Research

    The Center for Robotics Research consists of the UC Robotics Lab and the UC Robotics Team. In 2013, the Center hosted 3 senior design projects for 12 students. These project included cooperative autonomy with quadrotors, overhauling the current IGVC robot, building a new IGVC robot, and unmanned aerial autonomy and surveillance.
    Our current team projects include:
    • Cooperative Autonomous Quadcopters (UAV)
    • Two Unmanned Ground Vehicles (IGVC)
    • Autonomous Airplane (UAV)
     
    The Robotics Team meets twice a week on Wednesdays at 7:15pm and Fridays at 4:30pm in 551 Baldwin. We also work  in the lab frequently throughout the week and on the weekends, stop by if you're interested!
     
  • UC Health Clinical Trials Office

    Megan Kamm

    Links to on-line research resources such as cancer, internal medicine and neurology clinical trials are on-line at: http://uchealth.com/research/healthcare-providers/links/.
  • UC Histopathology Core Laboratory (UCHCL)

    Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD - Technical Director

    The UC Histopathology Core Laboratory (UCHCL) is a CLIA certified, fee-for-service core facility in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  The mission of the UCHCL is to provide expertise and tissue histology services in support of clinical and research initiatives.

    Services:
    • Routine histology services - tissue processing, embedding, and sectioning
    • Histochemical staining
    • Immunohistochemical staining
    • Immunofluorescence
    • In situ hybridization
    • Tissue microarray construction
    • Whole slide digitial imaging
    • Access to archived diagnostic tissue for research purposes
  • UC Large Scale Test Facility

    Bahram M. Shahrooz

    Located at Center Hill Research Center, the University of Cincinnati Large Scale Test Facility (UCLSTF) is a state-of-art laboratory for testing of large-scale structural members, components, and subassemblies.  The laboratory is served by a 30-ton overhead crane with a 5-ton auxiliary hook, and two 60-gallon per minute (gpm) pumps that can be operated simultaneously to produce 120 gpm.  This facility is equipped with computerized controllers capable of controlling up to simultaneous control of six actuators, data acquisition systems, and a comprehensive array of sensors to allow complex master-slave static and dynamic loading of large to full-scale structural components and systems. The laboratory has a variety of tension/compression servo controlled hydraulic actuators with capacities raging from 15 kips to 460 kips.  In addition to the main machine shops on the main campus, the laboratory has a machine shop for fabrication of specimens, test fixtures, etc.  This unique laboratory is equipped to allow testing of full-scale bridge girders and other linear elements up to 108' long, and full-scale buildings up to 2 stories high.  New concepts and systems can be evaluated at this facility.
  • UC Mass Spectrometry Facility

    Patrick Limbach

    The facility is equipped to handle a variety of sample types including inorganic, organic, biological and technical polymer samples. Questions about particular analysis needs will be addressed by the facility personnel at 513-556-1575.
  • UC Neuroscience Institute

    Peggy Wilkerson

    The UC Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) is a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological conditions that includes more than 100 faculty members from 14 clinical specialties. Its physicians and researchers have achieved national benchmarks in the collaborative treatment and investigation of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal cord trauma, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders, mood disorders, and neuromuscular disorders.
  • UC Proteomics Laboratory (UCPL)

    Ken Greis, PhD., Director

    The UC Proteomics Laboratory (UCPL) is committed to providing collaborative expertise & services in proteomics & biological mass spectrometry both as fee-for-service and as grant supported partnerships.

    Routine Analyses
    • Comparative protein profiling by 2D gel
    • Protein identification by Mass Spectrometry
    • Characterization of Protein Complexes
    • Confirming and Mapping Protein Modification sites

    Advanced Services/Collaborative Projects
    • Comparative protein profiling by MS (SILAC, iTRAQ)
    • Label Free Quantitation using Data Independent Aquisition (DIA)
    • Global Profiling of Protein Modifications (e.g. phospho, ubiquitin)

    Technology development research
    • Additional Global PTM profiling
    • Complex MRM quantitation of targeted proteins
    • Enzyme assays and inhibitor screening

    Location & Hours:
    The UCPL is located in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies 1208-1216. Staff are typically available M-F, 9A-6P to accept samples, but please call 513 558-4057 to confirm.  First time customers should include a discussion with the director or associate director prior to preparing samples.
  • UC Simulation Center - CEAS & P&G Collaboration

    Bernie Rudd

    Collaboration between UC and P&G

    Provides numerical simulation support on fundamental and applied research projects involving engineering, science, business, design and medicine. The  Simulation Center supports undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs and faculty by providing an opportunity to perform research activities with P&G technical staff.
  • UC Simulation Center (COM)

    Simulation Center

    The Simulation Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine supports the training of thousands of health care professions from the UC community and beyond. If you are seeking new and innovative ways to make educational encounters come alive, then you have come to the right place.
    The Simulation Center offers a variety of resources and programs to help learners of all types develop the competence and confidence they need to succeed in their chosen profession.

    We invite you to explore our Center and discover for yourself how education through simulation, technology and teamwork can expand your educational programs beyond what you thought was possible.
  • UC Structural Dynamics Research Lab

    Randy Allemang

    An educational and research activity within the Mechanical Engineering Department. The function of this activity is to develop, investigate, and evaluate experimental approaches to the estimation of the dynamic properties of structural systems.
  • UC/Agilent Metallomics Center for the Americas

    Joe Caruso

    Metals in various chemical forms (chemical compounds) are important to all biological systems, including human life. Metallomics is a chemical analysis process that fully characterizes the different forms of a metal in a particular sample type, such as the different forms of the elements manganese or iron that might exist in a red blood cell. The UC/Agilent Metallomics Center of the Americas contains approximately $900,000 worth of state-of-the-art equipment, which is used to enhance research in the area of metals and nonmetals analysis.
  • University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center

    Audra Morrison, Assistant Director

    UCESC has functioned as an independent service center at the University of Cincinnati since 1996. UCESC provides research, evaluation, assessment, and consulting services to equip clients and partners to make data-based decisions for accountability, continuous quality improvement, program planning, and program and policy development. UCESC employs a collaborative model, starting with the pre-proposal phase, and has provided comprehensive external evaluation and research services to UC units, schools and school districts, higher education, professional development providers, childcare and early childhood education providers, and health-related and social service organizations. 
     
  • Vector Production Facility

    Bill Swaney

    We provide GMP-grade viral vectors, master cell banks and master viral banks in support of gene therapy trials. 
  • Veterinary Services

    Gary Keller, DVM

    We offer routine and specialized husbandry, surgical support and expert consultation on regulatory issues (IACUC submissions) and animal transfers.
  • Vibro-Acoustics and Sound Quality Research Laboratory

    Dr.Teik C. Lim

    Our Core Mission is to produce excellent engineers and Scientist. To achieve this mission, our research and development plan focusses on
    • Integrated computational,experimental and analytical approaches.
      • Powertrain/Structure Noise and Vibration
      • Computational and Experimental Vibro-acoustics
      • Active Noise and Vibration Control
      • Vehicle Interior and Sound Quality Design
    • Discovery,research and education-centered facility.
      • Training of next generation engineers
      • Partnership with other universities,industry and government
      • Conception and deployment of new technologies
  • Viral Vector Core

    William Swaney

    We provide research-grade retroviral lentiviral and adeno-associated virus vectors.