School of Chemistry facilities 

Chemical and Materials Analysis

The Centre for Chemical and Materials Analysis in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham offers a large range of analytical techniques including, but not exclusively, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, Chromatography, Elemental Analysis, X-ray Diffraction, XRF, TGA, Raman Microscopy, MRI as well as UV-vis, FTIR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy. We provide the very highest quality of data analysis to academics and students in both research and teaching. With our excellent facilities and high level of expertise, we can offer our analytical services to other Schools within the University sector and external commercial organisations.


The Glassblowing Facility offers a unique, cost effective and professional glass-blowing service. We can design and fabricate complex glassware, using both borosillicate and quartz, to suit your specific requirements or repair your existing apparatus. At the same time, we offer exceptional savings in excess of 50% against buying new from an industrial manufacturer.