Core Facilities

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The Division of Research manages core facilities available for use by Clemson faculty and students from all departments, as well as by other educational institutions and the private sector.

The facilities include state-of-the-art equipment, competitive rates and support from highly trained staff and directors.

Visit the appropriate office below for more information.


  • Electron Microscopy Facility

    The Clemson University Electron Microscopy Facility houses some of the world’s most advanced scanning and transmission electron microscopes, as well as X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (XPS & AES), and other equipment.

    The facility is fully equipped with sample prep tools, and has a full-time Hitachi representative on site to ensure equipment is fully functional.

  • Clemson Light Imaging Facility

    The Clemson Light Imaging Facility (CLIF) is a multi-user core facility with a number of advanced light microscopes, including a Leica SP8X Multiphoton spectral confocal microscope, and a suite of Nikon microscopes.

    Additionally, the CLIF features cell sorting equipment, a multi-user specimen preparation laboratory and a dedicated classroom.

  • The Office of Animal Resources

    The Office of Animal Resources, which includes the Godley-Snell Research Center and the Aquatics Animal Research Lab, provides high quality veterinary care programs, professional and technical support, education and training, and technologically advanced facilities and equipment for research and teaching activities.