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Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF)

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Program Information

Name Department/Core Facility Project Title Cycle
James Cox Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility (MSPCF) Thermo Exploris 480 2024
Ying Li Metabolic Phenotyping Core Seahorse XF Pro & CVT1 Normalization System 2024
Hanseup Kim Electrical and Computer Engineering Raith Voyager Electron Beam Lithography System 2024
Michael Thorne Geology & Geophysics IRIS instruments Syscal Pro Electrical Resistivity Meter 2024
Diego Fernandez Geology & Geophysics Microwave Assisted Acid Digestion System CEM Blade 2024
Derek Warner HSC Genomics Core Facility Absolute Q Digital qPCR Instrument 2024
Luisa Whittaker-Brooks Chemistry Acquisition of an Ambient Pressure Photoemission Spectroscopy System for the Characterization of Quantum Electronic Materials 2024
Simon Bender Electrical and Computer Engineering Upgrade of the micro-wire electrical discharging machine (micro-wire EDM) for continued high precision structuring of metals and semiconductors with feature sizes down to 10 microns 2024
Brian Vandevener Nanofab Advancing the Frontier of High-Resolution Micro-Mechanical Testing 2024
Michael Kay Biochemistry High-throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Modernization for Characterizing Molecular Interactions 2023
Xiang Wang Cell Imaging Core Zeiss Axioscan 7 Slide Scanner 2023
Shannon Jones Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Utah Center for Community Nutrition: Dietary Biometric Instrument 2023
Jessica Osterhout Neurobiology CosMx Spatial Molecular Imager for single cell spatial multiomics 2023
Brian Vandevener Nanofab Upgrade of Atomic Force Microscope to Enable Next Generation Characterization 2023
Ed DiBella Radiology & Imaging Sciences 31P Surface Coil for MRI Studies 2023
Peter Shen Biochemistry Mass Photometer for the Biophysical Characterization of Biomolecules 2023
Derek Dosdall CVRTI/Surgery Optical Mapping System for Transmembrane Voltage and Calcium Mapping in Cardiac Preparations 2023
Luisa Whittaker-Brooks Chemistry Acquisition of a Benchtop X-ray diffractometer for the characterization of air sensitive materials 2023
Chuck Dorval Biomedical Engineering Surgical Microscope with Video and Photographic Recording for Precise Animal Surgeries 2023
Florian Solzbacher Electrical and Computer Engineering RIF Interdepartmental Faculty Proposal: Modular Rheometer for Concurrent Multivariate Biomaterial Experimentation FY22
Ashley Spear Mechanical Engineering Acquisition of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Machine at the U FY22
Daniel Drew Electrical and Computer Engineering Acquisition of Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Micromachining System FY22
Emily Marron Civil and Environmental Engineering Acquisition of an Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography—Mass Spectrometry System for Advanced
Chemical Analyses
Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer Otolaryngology VAST Research Lab Laryngeal Imaging Equipment FY22
Shreya Goel Pharmacology & Toxicology Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) for Molecular and Functional Small Animal Imaging FY22
Randall Irmis Geology & Geophysics A High-Resolution 3D Scanner to Scale up Digitization of >1.6 Million Research Specimens at the Natural History Museum of Utah FY22
William Hanson DNA/Peptide Core DNA/Peptide Core K&A H-8 Oligo Synthesizer Request FY22
James Cox Metabolic Phenotyping Core Bruker Rodent LF90 Body Composition Analyzer FY22
James Marvin Flow Cytometry Core Sony MA900 Cell Sorter FY22
Brian Vandevener Nanofab Quick-Inspection Scanning Electron Microscope for Imaging of Materials to Aid in Process Development FY22
David Bernal Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory Cryogenic-Specimen Holder for the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory FY22
Connor Bischak Chemistry Hyperspectral Cathodoluminescence Detector for a High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope FY22
Andrey Rogachev Physics and Astronomy Acquisition of a Closed-cycle Liquid-He-free system for Physical measurements in the temperature range 1.6-300
K and 6 Tesla vector magnetic field
Sihem Boudina Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Langendorff Working Heart System Capable of Cardiac Metabollism and Contractability Measurement FY21
Julia Brasch Biochemistry SEC-MALS System for Macromolecular Analysis FY21
Christopher Depner Kinesiology High-Density PSG/EEG System to Enable Fundamental and Clinical Translational Sleep and Circadian Research FY21
Vikram Desphande Physics & Astronomy Acquisition of High-Field Superconducting Magnet for Millikelvin Dilution Fridge FY21
Edward Di Bella Radiology & Imaging Sciences MRI-compatible Injection System for Research FY21
Diego Fernandez Environmental Analytical Research for Transformative Health (EARTH) Core Facility Replacement of Programable Milling Machine for Environmental and Biological Samples FY21
Weilu Gao Electrical and Computer Engineering Acquisition of far-infrared extension kit and temperature-controlled stage for Fourier transform infrared spectrometer upgrade FY21
Jacob George Biomedical Engineering Dual Explorer Nomad Processor System for High-Density, Wireless, FDA-Approved, Brain-Computer Interfacing FY21
Tanya Halliday Kinesiology Development of a Metabolic Kitchen for Clinical and Translational Research FY21
Pania Newell Mechanical Engineering SEM PicoIndentor to Enable In-Situ Nano-Mechanical Characterization FY21
J. David Symons Ultrasound Core at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics (EIHG) Purchase of ESR5000 to measure reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in biological samples FY21
Peter Flynn Cores Acquisition of a He Recovery System to Support Continued NMR Infrastructure at the University of Utah FY20
Julie Hollien Biology Odyssey Infrared Imaging System FY20
Hanseup Kim Cores Nanoscribe Photonic Pro GT 3D Printer Upgrade RIF FY20
Sriram Krishnamoorthy Electrical & Computer Engineering Acquisition of Ferroelectric Test System for Materials and Devices Research FY20
Hamidreza Ghadnehari Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry The CELLINK 3D Bioprinter (BIO X) FY20
Peter Shen Biochemistry Plunge Freezer for Preparing CryoEM Specimens FY20
James Cox Cores QE+ for the Metabolomics, Proteomics, and Mass Spectrometry Core FY20
Colin Dale Cores Acquisition of MiSeq for SBS/CCGS FY20
Leland Dibble Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Vicon Motion Capture System for HPER-East Motion Capture Laboratory FY20
Maurine Hobbs Cores Ensuring the Safety of Zebrafish Research in the CZAR FY20
James Marvin Cores Cytek Aurora Flow Cytometer FY20
Wesley Sundquist Biochemistry Preparative Centrifuge Package for Recombinant Protein Purification FY20
Armin Tajalli Electrical & Computer Engineering Test Instrument Targeting Research on Massive Data Movement for Machine Learning and Hardware Security FY20
Brian Vandevener Cores High-Vacuum Coater for Scanning Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation FY20
Diego Fernandez Cores Replacement of Trace Element Chemistry Analytical Components and Acquisition of Particulate Matter Detector FY20
Jennifer Shah Environmental & Sustainability Studies Synergy H1 Microlate Reader and MultiFloFX Dispenser System FY20
Guillaume Hoareau Surgery Supporting the purchase of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) platform for translational and clinical research FY20
Derek Dosdall Cores C-arm Fluoroscope for Cardiovascular Research FY19
Kenneth Golden Mathematics Microbial Habitability within the Icy Moons of Jupiter and Saturn FY19
Robert Macleod Cardiovascular Medicine High Capacity Acquisition System for Bioelectric Potentials in Cardiac Electrophysiology Studies FY19
Wenda Tan Mechanical Engineering Binder Jetting Machine to Enable 3D printing with Metals and Ceramics FY19
Roseanne Warren Mechanical Engineering Electrochemistry Package for In-Situ TEM FY19
Alana Welm Oncological Sciences UltraFocus DXA instrument for in vivo and ex vivo bone and tissue analysis FY19
Brenda Bass Biochemistry Replacement and upgrade of aging fluorescence spectrophotometer in EEJMRB FY19
Stavros Drakos Internal Medicine Real-time Pressure-Volume Loop System for Cardiovascular Research FY19
Diego Fernandez Geology & Geophysics Acquisition of modern software for EARTH Core electron microprobe FY19
Jindrich Kopecek Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry A United Platform for Multimodal Physicochemical Characterization of Macromolecules and Bioconjugates FY19
Jennifer Shumaker-Parry Chemistry Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectometer for Anaylsis of Chiral Configurations of Molecules and Chiro-optical Properties of Nanomaterials FY19
Brian Vandevener Nanofab 3d Scanning Laser Confocal Microscope Surgace Profiler FY19
Pania Newell Mechanical Engineering Enhancing Nano-Indenter Capability for Dynamic Nano/Macro Characterization Under Extreme Conditions FY19
Jaclyn Wright Photography & Digital Imaging Photography Equipment FY19
Candace Floyd Physical Medicine & Rehabilitiation Image-guided surgical navigation in gyrencephalic animal models: BrainSight R Core FY19
Allison Payne Radiology & Imaging Sciences Preclinical Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound System FY19
Adam De Havenon Neurology Effect of blood pressure Variability On stroKE outcome (EVOKE) FY19
Ravi Ranjan Internal Medicine Intra-cardiac Echocardiogram machine with Strain Imaging FY19