In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at NUSC department and Institute of Materials Science (IMS), Dr. Luo's laboratory is equipped with a wide range of instruments for multidisciplinary research projects and applications, including food chemistry and engineering, nanotechnology, materials characterization, etc. If you are interested in learning more about our facilities, please email Dr. Luo with your queries. We welcome collaborations.


Atomic Force Microscope: Anton Paar TOSCA

  • Contact Mode & Tapping Mode
  • Force Distance Curve
  • Contact Resonance Amplitude Imaging
  • Electrostatic Force Microscopy
  • Magnetic Force Microscopy
  • Kelvin Probe Microscopy
  • Conductive AFM
MCR 302

Modular Compact Rheometer: Anton Paar MCR-302

  • Low viscosity samples (low protein solution)
  • Low volume measurement (40 μL: animal blood)
  • Interfacial rheology test (biofilms, emulsions, etc.)
  • Tribology study - mouthfeel sensation, texture
  • Precise temperature control (-20 to 200 Celsius)
Nano Spray Dyer

Nano Spray Dryer: Buchi B-90

  • Uniform particle generation
  • Sub-micron sized powders
  • Tunable size via high frequency vibrational mesh
  • Low sample volume (~ 20 mL)
  • Low concentration sample (0.5 mg/mL)

ZetaSizer: Malvern Nano ZS-90

    • Size measurement 0.3 nm - 10 micron
    • Zeta potential measurement
    • Molecular weight measurement
    • Wide range of sample concentrations
    High Speed Centrifuge

    Superspeed Centrifuge: Sorvall LYNX 6000

      • Max. speed: 29,000 rpm
      • Max. RCF: 100,605 xg
      • Capacity: 5 mL, 15 mL, 50 mL
      • Temperature control: -20 to 40 celcius

      Fluorescence Spectrophotometry LS-55: PerkinElmer

      • 3D excitation/emission, synchronous, and kinetic scanning
      • Single- and multiple-wavelength kinetics
      • High sensitivity and easy measurement
      Plate reader

      Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Synergy H1: BioTek

        • UV-visible absorbance and luminescence
        • Top and bottom fluorescence intensity
        • Monochromator-base optics for flexibility
        • Filter-based optics for sensitivity
        • Temperature control with shaking

        FTIR Spectrometer: Nicolet™ iS™ 5

          • Temperature controlled solid-state near-IR diode laser
          • Attenuated total reflectance for quick and easy testing
          • Industry-leading OMNIC software for data analysis

          Rotational Viscometer


          Probe Sonicator

          Probe Sonicator

          Nitrogen Evaporator

          Nitrogen Evaporator