The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) maintains a number of centers and programs dedicated to areas of specialized research. Many of these operations work closely with industry and other colleges in developing new products and capabilities. Pablo Campo-Moreno, PhD and Research Assistant Professor in the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, recently opened the doors to an extraordinarily well-equipped center specializing in chemical and biological analysis.
The cutting-edge resources of the Environmental Analysis Service Center (EACS) are not only available to UC researchers, but also to public agencies, corporations and tri-state businesses. The center’s innovative capabilities are based on high-definition instruments available within the center, make it a pioneering effort within the tri-state.
The Environmental Analysis Service Center is located in the UC Engineering Research Center. The facility supports the application of instrumental and bio-analytical techniques in the field of environmental science and engineering. When imagining the advantages of the new EACS, one has to think no farther than the likes of the TV show, CSI. The EACS is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation which allows users to do high-resolution mass spectrometry and DNA sequencing. Such devices are able to identify and quantify any type of chemical, particularly those found in water, air, and sediments (like soil). All one has to do is insert their “evidence” and the machines give back results.