Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, a world leader in the analytical instruments industry, is establishing the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry at UT Arlington through an in-kind gift valued at nearly $3 million.
The new center, located in the Chemistry and Physics Building, will be a home for scientific exploration and will contain $6 million worth of state-of-the-art chromatography, mass spectrometry, and spectroscopy equipment.
It is one of the largest gifts ever to the College of Science. A grand opening to recognize Shimadzu officials is scheduled at 3 p.m. today, Monday, April 9, in Rooms 119 and 120 of the Chemistry and Physics Building.
“We are honored that a company with the worldwide reach of Shimadzu has chosen to invest in UT Arlington’s research program,” President James D. Spaniolo says. “This equipment will provide opportunities for faculty and students in a laboratory that is truly on the cutting edge of analytical possibilities.”
The instruments will be used to explore preventions and treatments for illnesses such as cancer and malaria as well as the development of nanofabrication materials for industry. The facility also will be available for use by area businesses on a contract basis.
Kevin Schug, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and he will oversee the center.
Read more about the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry.