The LUIL occupies 372 m2 of space, which is centrally located on the campus. It has ample power, water, ventilation, and climate control for protection and optimal operation of sensitive instrumentation.

The Laboratory is located in the University Centre-Centennial Building junction in UC0001 which is in the basement below the AGORA, near Human Resources and the Finance Office. The NMR Laboratory is located in the CB basement, in CB0012C down the hallway from UC0001. The SEM-EDX is located in CB0036.

Working in the labs


In Northwestern Ontario,the LUIL is a unique research facility, providing common access to fundamental research techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, fluorescence and laser microscopy, nuclear magnetic, mass and infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and x-ray diffraction.


Research Microscopes

Particle Size Characterization

  • CAD Zeta Phoremeter
  • EPA5002 Mastersizer 2000 partize size analyzer with Hydro 2000MU


  • FREEZE DRYER: Labconco Freezone 12 
  • DATA SERVER: Dell 1500

Biosafety Section

Some of the instruments in LUIL are located in a Biosafety Area. Users are expected to have protocols approved by the Lakehead University Biosafety Committee. The protocols are then approved by LUIL staff and users receive training before given access to the section.