About the NCC

The NCC is a research core facility of the VCU Office of Research and located in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. The NCC is also a partnership between the VCU School of Engineering and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. As a core research facility, resources and services are available by contract to not only university faculty but industry as well. Click here to see a visual overview of the NCC.

The NCC offers technologies that benefit multi-disciplinary industrial and scholarly research in a broad range of sciences to modify, manipulate or tailor the surface, size, or shape of a particular material.

With the NCC you gain access to over $11 million in sophisticated materials characterization equipment and analytical services unique to the mid-Atlantic region.


Current Equipment Status

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 9, '18

Instrument Status Comments
Bruker Bioscope AFM Fully Operational
Hitachi FE-SEM Su-70 Fully Operational
LSM 710 Laser Scanning Microscope Fully Operational Argon Laser is not stable. 20x is not available
LabRam HR Evolution Fully Operational
Nikon Digital Optical Microscope Not Operational
Quantum Design VersaLab Fully Operational
Rame-hart Contact Angle Fully Operational
Skyscan 1173 microCT Fully Operational
ThermoFisher ESCAlab 250 Fully Operational
VEECO ICON AFM Fully Operational
Dimension FastScan AFM Fully Operational
X’Pert PRO PANanalytical Fully Operational
ZEISS Libra 120 TEM Fully Operational
Zeiss Auriga Crossbeam FIB Not Operational
PANalytical X-Ray Fluorescence Fully Operational
Physical Property Measurement System Fully Operational