The College of Engineering and Applied Science is home to state-of-the-art laboratories and resources that serve the college, the city of Boulder and state of Colorado. 

The Nanomaterials Characterization Facility provides CU Boulder and its government and industry collaborators with the latest cutting-edge technology allowing characterization, imaging and probing of structures and materials on the nanoscale.

The Colorado Nanofabrication Lab is an open-user facility that provides expertise, and equipment to enable research in microelectronics, optoelectronics, and MEMS amongst university researchers and local businesses. The lab is one of 14 members in the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network.

The Geotechnical Centrifuge Laboratory includes three geotechnical centrifuges. The largest, a 400 g-ton centrifuge, is one of the most powerful in the world and is capable of accelerating a 4,000 lb payload to a maximum of 200 g in about 14 minutes. A 15 g-ton centrifuge accommodates payloads up to 0.45 x 0.42 x 0.60 m and will accelerate a payload of 140 kg up to 200 g.

The Instrument Shop provides mechanical and electrical design and fabrication services. The experienced staff provides solutions for instructional and research needs for any department or college at highly competitive rates. The Instrument Shop is collectively comprised of a machine shop and electronics shop, both of which are located in the basement level of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building.