We have a high level of equipment for studies of environmental pollution, both in our well equipped laboratories and for field measurements. Our sampling instruments are operated world-wide and we have developed the Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory through deployment of dense instrumentation of the West Midlands conurbation.

Chemical testingEnvironmental Health Sciences facilities

Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Birmingham has its own modern laboratories housing an extensive range of state-of-the art analytical instrumentation all available for 'hands-on' use by our research students. We also have highly advanced instrumentation for deployment in field studies.

Facility for Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC)

FENAC research facilityThe Facility for Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC) is a funded NERC facility. It is a joint project between two colleges (Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Physical Sciences) and several Schools and research centres (Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and the Centre for Electron Microscopy).

The aim of this facility is to produce reliable data analysing nanoparticles under realistic conditions for the better understanding of biological and environmental impacts of manufactured nanoparticles. The facility performs physico-chemical characterisation and analysis in the whole of the environmental nanoscience area but focuses on collaborative research with ecotoxicologists and toxicologists working in the field of nanotoxicology using techniques and methods such as electron and force microscopy, field flow fractionation and various spectroscopic methods.

Surface heat island

The Birmingham Urban Climate Lab (BUCL)

The Birmingham Urban Climate Lab (BUCL) was established in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences in May 2011. The research lab has a focus on all aspects of urban climate.

LPJ-GUESS Dynamic Global Vegetation Model

A state-of-the-art computational model that calculates how the terrestrial biosphere responds to changes in the environment, with a focus on fluxes of carbon, nitrogen and water.