URI invites media to tour College of Engineering Shimadzu Research Core Facilities – URI News

WHAT: Media invited to the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering’s Shimadzu Research Core Facilities, home to more than $ 17 million of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment found anywhere in the US Learn about technology used in applications related to new polymer development, the pharmaceutical and food industries and interactions involving microplastics and bacteria. URI makes equipment available to industry and other educational institutions as part of its efforts to be an economic driver in Rhode Island. Media will hear about new mechanical testers, how to use mass spectroscopy to analyze polymer additives, how to identify microplastics in the environment and much more. Expert applications engineers and URI researchers will show how they have used different experimental techniques to characterize polymers in environmental, pharmaceutical and technological applications. The most recent addition is the $ 1.3 million electron probe microanalyzer, the EPMA-8050G. This newest version of the device has been sold and distributed in Japan by Shimadzu, but URI’s is the only one in the United States.

WHO: Irene Andreu, director of operations, Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, https://web.uri.edu/nano/, adjunct professor of chemical engineering at URI; other researchers and faculty, industry leaders and government officials.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 8 am to 2 pm Tours begin at 1:15 p.m.

WHERE: URI Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering, Room 010, 2 East Alumni Ave., Kingston

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Tony LaRoche, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-4894, [email protected]

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