Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has opened the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington. The center contains $6 million of chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy equipment, and is among the largest installations of Shimadzu analytical instrumentation.
The Shimadzu Center will allow researchers in the UT Arlington College of Science and the College of Engineering to access the enhanced capabilities for trace qualitative and quantitative analysis. Shimadzu’s instruments will be used in the research of preventions and treatments for illnesses such as cancer and malaria, as well as in the development of nanofabrication materials for industry.
Kevin Schug has been named the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the university. Mr. Schug is an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UT Arlington and will oversee the new lab.
“UT Arlington has a dynamic science program focused on the future, and Shimadzu is pleased and eager to support such a research institution,” said Shuzo Maruyama, president at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. “In addition, Kevin Schug is one of the leading young scientists in the country, and it will be a pleasure to work with him and the entire team at UT Arlington on future projects.”