EQUIPMENT

Optical Instruments

  • Malvern Zetasizer 3000HS
  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS
  • Malvern Mastersizer 2000S
  • Malvern Photon Correlation Spectrometers 
  • Olympus BX-51 Fluorescence Microscope
  • Olympus BX-53 Optical Microscope

Specialized equipment 

  • Krüss Drop Shape Analyser 10 (for static and ageing contact angles and tensions)
  • NIMA Langmuir trough
  • Unicam UV/Vis Spectrophotmeter
  • Silverson Laboratory Mixer
  • Emulsion homogenisers
  • IKA T25 Ultratorrax Ultra High Sheer Homogeniser
  • TEFAL Hydrogel blenders
  • Kenwood mixer
  • Carri-med CSRH 100 Controlled Stress Rheometer
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation (QCM-D)
  • Bohlin VOR Rheometer
  • Spincoater
  • Branson Ultrasonic probe 450W
  • Ultrasonic bath
  • PM-100 Planetary Ball Mill
  • Carbolite ashing and burn-off furnace AFF 11/3
  • Table-top Oxigen plasma cleaner
  • Avanti Polar Liposome Extruder
  • TermoFisher Benchtop centrifuge
  • Eppendorff MiniSpin Plus Centrifuge
  • Cytospin 4 cyto-centrifuge
  • TermoFisher Sorval Legend X1 Centrifuge

Cell culturing and monitoring equipment

  • Microalgae incubator
  • Cell incubators
  • Nexelom X2 Automatic Cell counter
  • Biosafety Cabinet Class II
  • Laminar flow cabinet
  • Autoclaves
  • FLUOstar Omega Computer Controlled Microplate Reader

The group has access to a centrally maintained Microscopy Suite with SEM, TEM, AFM, and confocal fluorescence microscopes.