Facilities & Instrumentation

Facilities & Instrumentation

UNL has world class research facilities and instrumentation to support its robust research enterprise. Some assets of particular interest to industry that are available for cooperative use, include:

  • Agricultural Research and Development Center — 9,663 acre (3,912 hectare) agriculture and natural resource research and education facility with approximately 5,000 acres of irrigated and non-irrigated row crops, cool and warm season pastures and more than 6,000 domestic farm animals used for research and teaching. ARDC is approved to conduct field trials of regulated transgenic material.
  • Biological Process Development Center – suite of cGMP laboratories with capabilities to transition biopharmaceuticals from discovery to Phase I/II clinical trial. The BPDF features two fully capable cGMP pilot plants with fully staffed quality control support labs and a master cell banking suite.
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center — features facilities that support Crystallography, Electron Microscopy, Materials Preparation, Metallurgical and Mechanical Characterization, Nanofabrication, Scanning Probe Microscopy, and X-Ray Materials Characterization.
  • Diocles Extreme Light Laboratory — ultra-high-intensity laser system with the highest combination of peak power and repetition rate of any laser in the U.S.
  • Food Processing Center — comprehensive food product and business development center with modern pilot plant facilities that support process and product development services, including high-pressure pasteurization, dehydration and extrusion; laboratory services, including acidified foods, bromate and starch analysis; and microbiological, mycotoxin and shelf-life testing, as well as customized business/market development services.
  • Plant Transformation Laboratory — provides comprehensive services for vector constructions, plant transformations and characterizations of the derived transformants.
  • Research Computer Facility (Lincoln) and Holland Computing Center (Omaha) — UNL’s high performance computing facilities. The RCF is located on UNL’s main campus in Lincoln and the Holland Center is located in Omaha at the Peter Kiewit Institute for Information Science, Technology and Engineering

For additional information about these and other UNL research facilities and instrumentation, contact Industry Relations at 402.472.4135.