The same research instruments used by WVU faculty to understand shale geochemistry, develop advanced materials for batteries and energy efficient lighting, create new sensors and make microfluidic devices for cancer research are also available for companies to use at the WVU Shared Research Facilities. Instruments are available by the hour for use by a company’s own staff with training from the SRF’s experts or companies may submit samples for analysis by the SRF staff.
SRF has provided services for firms from small technology companies to large multinationals including Protea Biosciences Group, Inc., developer of bioanalytical technologies; Lumenari, Inc.; and ECER Technologies, developers of advanced lighting; AddiLat, a touchscreen sensor developer; Applies Sciences, Inc., a specialty carbon materials developer; and Constellium’s Ravenswood facility, maker of advanced plate products for manufacturing and aerospace applications.
SRF offers electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); materials characterization (XRD, XPS, AFM, FTIR, confocal microscopy); mass spectrometry especially well-suited for proteomics (LC-MS/MS) and cleanroom facilities offering e-beam lithography, wet chemical processing, metallization and deposition; reactive ion etching; thermal processing; and sample packaging in class-100, class-1,000 and class-10,000 spaces. A non-disclosure agreement is included in the SRF’s standard contract. For more information, visit SRF’s website
or contact Trina Wafle at 304-293-6038.