Research Focused

We offer state-of-the-art shared research facilities and recharge centers that provide access to high end instruments, cutting edge technologies, and services.  Our facilities enhance and expand the collaborative capabilities of our research community.

If you should have any questions regarding FIU’s recharge centers and/or core facilities, please e-mail recharge.centers@fiu.edu at the Office of Budget & Cost Analysis in the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Core Facilities

Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility (AMSF)

The Mass Spectrometry Facility serves Florida International University (FIU) researchers and students with expertise in mass spectrometry methodology and instrumentation. The research facilities are also accessible to non-FIU academic, government, and industry users.

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Advanced Material Engineering Research Institute (AMERI)

AMERI provides analytical instrumentation, materials characterization and micro/nano process and device development laboratories to support faculty and industry in the development and characterization of new materials over the continuum from the nanoscale to bulk materials.

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Animal Care Facility (ACF)

The Animal Care Facility is part of the Office of Laboratory Animal Research (LAR) which ensures the humane care and use of animals in biomedical research and teaching at FIU.  The Facility provides assistance to research personnel and investigators on usage, procurement and general handling and care of animals.

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Aquarius Reef Base Underwater Laboratory

  • Aquarius

Aquarius provides scientists with the opportunity to conduct crucial research covering a variety of areas including water quality, coral reef biology, ecology and physiology, long-term ocean monitoring, restoration science, ocean acidification, and global climate change.

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Bioinorganic and Environmental Analytical Facility

The Bioinorganic and Environmental Analytical Facility (BEAF) is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to provide teaching, research and service support for environmental and biomedical analyses.

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Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

The CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE) at Florida International University (FIU) addresses the sources, transport, transformation and ecosystem responses to man-made and natural stressors in South Florida’s aquatic environments.

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Center for Imaging Science

The CIS was designed to support an integrated community of investigators at the forefront of imaging science, with an emphasis on functional neuroimaging research. The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma.

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DNA Core Facility

The DNA Core facility is fully equipped for DNA sequencing, fragment analysis, and data analysis.

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Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Laboratory

The Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Laboratory conducts ecotoxicity studies with organic and inorganic chemicals and a multitude of exposure types with indigenous, exotic and standard test species.

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EH & S Dive Safety

The FIU Diving & Boating Safety Office supports the University research and academic mission by providing classroom and aquatic training in accident prevention and management in the aquatic and marine environment.

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Electron Microscopy

The Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy supports education and research in micro-analysis and imaging of materials.

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Electronics Shop

The purpose of the Electronics Shop is to design and manufacture high-quality electronic equipment and components in support of scientific research.  The shop provides electronics engineering services to faculty, students and research staff throughout the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and the University.

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Field Operations Center (FOC)

The Field Operations Center (FOC) is responsible for maintaining and scheduling SERC’s fleet of eleven vehicles, five airboats and twelve saltwater boats.

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Forensic and Analytical Toxicology Facility (FATF)

The FATF provides state-of-the-art research, training, continuing education, and analytical services in forensic and clinical toxicology to researchers, faculty, and graduate students at FIU and other academic institutions and to law enforcement agencies within the U.S. and abroad.

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Forensic DNA Profiling Center

The Forensic DNA Profiling Facility provides teaching, research and service support for DNA profile (fragment) analyses.

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Freshwater Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The FWBGC lab conducts biogeochemical research and monitoring to support the protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems in South Florida and beyond.

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Geographic Information Systems Center (GIS)

FIU’s Geographic Information Systems Center (GIS Center) supports and facilitates the teaching and research activities of the FIU community in the areas of geographic information systems, remote sensing, geospatial web visualization and geospatial data management.

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Greenhouse

The Greenhouse Core Facilities provide a high-quality growing range for plants that are used by faculty and students for research, as well as for teaching (lab assignments) and classroom demonstrations.

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High Performance Computing

The Instructional and Research Computing Center (IRCC) offers a High-Performance Computational (HPC) resource that allows faculty, along with their students, to examine more complex scientific and engineering problems that would otherwise be impossible to solve without this large-scale computing power.

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Integrated Biostatistics and Data Management Center (IBDMC)

The IBDMC provides biostatistical analysis, data management and data quality support for research investigators and students across and beyond the campus.

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Machine Shop

The purpose of the Machine Shop is to design, engineer and manufacture high-quality parts and equipment in support of scientific research. The shop provides machining services to faculty, graduate students and associated researchers throughout the University.

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Microscopy Imaging Facility

FIU’s Microscopy Imaging Facility provides readily accessible, user-friendly microscope imaging technology to researchers at Florida International University and other area institutions.

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Periphyton Analysis Laboratory

The Periphyton (Algae) Analysis Center focuses on how algae regulate the dynamics of ecosystems and how changes in the abundance of algae species can be used to diagnose sources of environmental change.

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Plant Tissue & Sedim Laboratory (PSAL)

The Plant Tissue and Soil Analysis Laboratory (PSAL) provides teaching, research, and service support for the analysis of plant and soil elements using state-of-the-art analytical equipment and techniques.

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Soil & Sediment Laboratory

The Soils and Sediment Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SBL) specializes in the extraction and analysis of chemical components from soil/sediments and soil/sediment pore water.

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Stable Isotope Laboratory

The Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) is a full service stable isotope facility specializing in biogeochemistry.

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Stocker AstroScience Center (ASTRO)

The Stocker AstroScience Center (ASTRO) boasts a 24-inch, computerized research grade telescope with dual filter wheels (UBVRI and RGBL) and research grade CCD cameras (FLI MAXCAM and FLI).

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Toxic Algae Culture Core Facility

The Toxic Algae Culture Core Facility is the main repository and supplier of microorganism cultures, purified toxins, DNA and RNA, labeled toxins and antibodies.  It supplies access to a wide range of equipment, training and a number of services related to marine toxin research.

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Trace Evidence Analysis Facility

The Trace Evidence Analysis Facility (TEAF) plays a key role in assisting faculty and students to conduct relevant research with state of the art instrumentation.  The TEAF also provides technical expertise, training and services to the forensic science and more general analytical sciences communities.

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Trace Metal Facility Core

The Trace Metal Facility Core promotes collaborative studies on trace metals in the environmental and biological systems by providing a facility for ARCH members at Florida International University and the University of Miami and other collaborators.

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Wall of Wind (WOW)

The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility was funded by NSF to be a national facility that enables researchers to better understand wind effects on civil infrastructure systems and to prevent wind hazards from becoming community disasters. WOW is powered by a combined 12-fan system capable of repeatable testing in up to 157 mph wind speeds through its flow management system.

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