Laboratory Capabilities

The Civil and Environmental Department in housed in the EPIC (Energy Production and Infrastructure Center) Building at UNC Charlotte. EPIC is 200,000 square feet of LEED-Gold standard certified space. It hosts state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms and research laboratories.  Among these are the High-Bay Structures Laboratory, the Pavement Materials Performance Laboratory, and a Water Resources Research Lab.

student in labGeneral Lab Facilty Information

Point of contact: Dr. Xiuli Lin,, EPIC 3233, 704-687-8618

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Main Instruments in the graduate lab

  • Thermo Fisher iCAP Qc ICP-MS with autosampler
  • Agilent 5100 ICP-OES with autosampler
  • Agilent 1100 HPLC with binary pump, autosampler coupled with 6410B triple quadruple mass spectrometer.
  • Agilent 1100 HPLC with quaternary pump, diode array detector, autosampler and column thermostat
  • Shimadzu GC-2014 gas chromatograph (GC-FID, GC-CD and GC-ECD)
  • Shimadzu Total organic carbon analyzer (TOC-L)
  • Agilent Cary 60 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • LS 13 320 laser diffraction Particle Sizing Analyzer - Beckman Coulter
  •  The ICS-3000 Ion Chromatography
  • 930 Compact IC Flex - Metrohm AG with autosampler
  • AQF -2100H automatic quick furnace with AU-250 gas absorption unit
  • ASC-240S automatic solid sampler


Main Instruments used for Microbiology in the graduate lab

  • Semi automated electronic 96-well channel dispenser by Eppendorf
  • Shaking Incubator by Corning
  • NanoDrop Spectrophotometer – by Thermo Scientific
  • Fluorometer – by Invitrogen
  • Quanti-Tray Sealer Plus by IDEXX
  • Ultra-pure water dispenser – by Merck Millipore
  • UV Illuminator
  • Automated DNA Purification System– by QIAcube
  • Thermal Cycler – by BIO-RAD
  • qPCR Equipment – by BIO-RAD
  • Gel Imager – by BIO-RAD


Main Instruments in the undergraduate lab

  • Hach DR2800 Vis spectrophotometer (340-900 nm range) compatible with Hach TNTplus vials, portable
  • Fisher Scientific Accumet AB150 (2) and Accumet AE 150 (4) pH meters
  • YSI MultiLab 4010-1 dissolved oxygen meters (4)
  • OAKTON pH/Conductivity meters
  • HACH 2100N Turbidity meter
  • Phips and Bird Jar tester(8)
  • Hach DRB 200 COD Reactor
  • Flo-Mate 2000 portable flow meters
  • Olympus BX41TF microscope
  • Trilogy Laboratory Fluorometer from Turner Designs