Research facilities Our modern university research facilities, archives, and buildings give you access to the best equipment to advance your research. Filter research facilities and services All research areas All research areas Archaeology Art, design, media and fashion Biological sciences Business Chemistry Economics Education Electronics and computer science Engineering English Film Geography and environmental science Health science History Law Mathematical sciences Medicine Modern languages and linguistics Music Ocean and earth science Philosophy Photonics and optoelectronics Physics and astronomy Politics and international relations Psychology Social statistics and demography Sociology, social policy and criminology All research areas All research areas Archaeology Art, design, media and fashion Biological sciences Business Chemistry Economics Education Electronics and computer science Engineering English Film Geography and environmental science Health science History Law Mathematical sciences Medicine Modern languages and linguistics Music Ocean and earth science Philosophy Photonics and optoelectronics Physics and astronomy Politics and international relations Psychology Social statistics and demography Sociology, social policy and criminology 35 facilities Chemistry|Physics and astronomy|Electronics and computer science Chemical nanoanalysis scanning electron microscope The Chemical Nanoanalysis Scanning Electron Microscope (CNSEM) facility offers a high resolution field emission SEM, in combination with dual-EDS and correlative Raman spectrometer. Psychology Pain research laboratory We have a dedicated temperature-controlled laboratory, with specialist equipment for understanding pain response. Ocean and earth science Research vessel The University of Southampton's research vessel, Callista. Ocean and earth science Research aquarium Our multi-purpose research aquarium houses a variety of tanks and facilities for keeping and handling live specimens. Ocean and earth science Organic geochemistry laboratories Our organic geochemistry wet laboratory. Ocean and earth science Radiochemistry facility NNUF-EXACT is a centre for radiochemistry. We provide research and training in the accelerated nuclear characterisation and remediation technologies. Ocean and earth science Coral reef laboratory Coral reef science: inspiring awareness of the need to protect marine ecosystems Engineering Wind tunnel: 90cm by 60cm by 4.5m This is the smallest of our wind tunnels. Academic research and student projects are carried out here. It's also used for flow visualisation and to calibrate instrumentation. Electronics and computer science Tony Davies high voltage laboratory The Tony Davies high voltage laboratory (TDHVL) is our centre for research into dielectric materials and insulation systems, as well as high voltage and related phenomena. Engineering Wind tunnel: 2.1m by 1.5m by 4.4m This is one of our larger wind tunnels. We use it for student research projects, wind engineering studies and marine industry work. Psychology Observation laboratory With a 1 way mirror and recording suite we use this lab to observe and investigate social interactions. Psychology Psychophysiology laboratory Using equipment like facial electromyography we explore the relationship between the mind and body to see how they interact. Psychology Visual haptics laboratory Our human computer interface technology lets us mimic physical sensations. We explore the way humans combine vision and touch to work out shape and material properties. Psychology Eye movement recording facilities Our eye tracking facilities can record human eye movement which helps us research language processing and visual threat detection. Engineering National Infrastructure Laboratory This facility contains 5 engineering laboratories. It carries out research into improving and developing infrastructure. Engineering Geomechanics laboratory This facility is for standard and advanced soil element testing, including rail track bed materials. Medicine Clinical research data services Our informatics services cover clinical trials management, form design, data integration, health research analysis and clinical innovation. Engineering Large structures testing laboratory This facility tests structures, components and materials at a range of scales across a wide range of application areas. Engineering|Photonics and optoelectronics|Electronics and computer science Annealing and growth facilities We host rapid thermal processors and furnaces for annealing and growth processes. Photonics and optoelectronics|Electronics and computer science Characterisation facilities We provide a range of characterisation equipment for device and material characterisation. Engineering|Photonics and optoelectronics|Electronics and computer science Deposition facility We offer deposition technologies such as chemical vapour deposition systems, epitaxy and atomic layer deposition. Engineering Flumes and wave tanks We investigate ways to create hydroelectric power using a range of small and large scale flumes and wave tanks. Engineering|Photonics and optoelectronics|Electronics and computer science Etching facility We have both dry etching and wet etching systems which can be used in fabrication. Engineering|Photonics and optoelectronics|Electronics and computer science Lithography facility We offer both e-beam and optical lithography and resist processing for fabrication and nanofabrication. Engineering Fermentation facilities We explore the production of biofuels in our environmental biotechnology facilities. Equipment includes fermenters and downstream processors. Engineering Testing and structures research laboratory This regional and national centre for experimental mechanics research contains equipment capable of testing materials and structures across a range of scales. Engineering Algal biomass facilities We can carry out research using our water channel reactors and bioreactors up to production scale. Our facilities are located in Southampton and Spain. Medicine Histochemistry research facility We process cells and tissue samples into a range of mediums including frozen, paraffin, and resin. Engineering Anaerobic digestion laboratory This laboratory is home to more than 250 kinds of anaerobic digesters. We carry out research from lab study to commercial operating plant. Engineering Towing tank This facility supports a wide range of research and commercial activities across the maritime, aerospace, energy and transportation sectors. Engineering|Electronics and computer science Printed electronics and materials laboratory Here we make novel thick-film sensors, actuators and systems printed using silk screen and inkjet printers. Medicine|Engineering 3D X-ray histology facility We provide micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging of soft-tissue samples. Engineering Scientific glassblowing workshop This workshop is furnished with all the equipment needed to design and make scientific glassware for research and development. Engineering|Biological sciences|Ocean and earth science 3D X-ray imaging facility We carry out advanced three-dimensional imaging and computed tomography. Engineering Wind tunnel: 3.5m by 2.4m by 10.5m The R J Mitchell Wind Tunnel is the largest of our wind tunnels. It's ideal for vehicle aerodynamic work and performance sport testing. It can also be used for consultancy.