Our Core Services

We welcome our researchers to use our core strengths and expand their power with our core services. Lab complex centralized facilities shared research resources that provide access to Hi-Tech instruments and technical services to investigators working in natural sciences.

Molecular Finger Printing of Compounds & Material Characterization
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis (Bruker-Platinum-ATR)

FTIR Spectrophotometer equipped with ATR facility offer full sample flexibility and allow measurement in a spectral range of 600 - 4000 cm-1.


  • Polymer and pharmaceutical
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Food and beverages industry
  • Quantification power house use for identification of unknowns and verification of raw materials
  • Quality control or basic entry-level research

Identify, Quantify and Purify the Individual Components of the Mixture
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis (Sykam-S500)

The Sykam S 500 System Series of HPLC instruments allow the configuration of a complete automated HPLC in a “tower-concept” with a small footprint, and a choice of manual control or complete system control by a PC with control software, the S 500 series of instruments allows flexible configuration for a multitude of HPLC applications. The UV detector is available as a one or two-channel detector with high quality optics and optional in-line scanning possibility and an integrated peak detector for preparative applications and control for fraction collectors


HPLC has the ability to separate, and identify compounds that are present in any sample that can be dissolved in a liquid in trace concentrations as low as parts per trillion. Because of this versatility, HPLC is used in a variety of industrial and scientific applications.

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Environmental
  • Forensics, and chemicals.

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Analysis

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Analysis (AnalytikJena SPECORD-200)

Double-beam spectrophotometer with fixed slit width for simultaneous measurement of sample and reference signal.


  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Food control
  • Environment
  • Life science and many other areas
  • Molecular absorption spectroscopy with ultraviolet and visible radiation mainly on liquid samples measured in transmittance or absorbance.
  • Measurements on solid and gaseous samples
  • Qualitative information (like purity of substances, substances identification or binding conditions)
  • Quantitative information (like concentration via endpoint measurement or via kinetic).

Interested in Electrochemistry?

AutoLab Potentiostat/Galvanostat (Autolab/PGSTAT302N)

Autolab/PGSTAT302N is a modular high power potentiostat/galvanostat with a maximum current of 2 A (with BOOSTER20A 20 A) and compliance voltage of 30 V. The PGSTAT302N is the benchmark for high speed digital potentiostat/galvanostat instruments. With a bandwidth of over 1 MHz, the PGSTAT302N can be fitted with all the available Autolab modules, making it not only the fastest but also the most versatile member of the Autolab N series. Analog and digital inputs and outputs for interfacing and controlling external devices are available.

Electrochemical workstation


  • Electrochemical analysis in pharmaceuticals
  • Analytical electrochemistry
  • Battery, fuel cells and super-capacitor
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP)
  • Coating research (organic and inorganic)
  • Conducting polymers and membranes
  • Corrosion prevention/control
  • Dielectric materials
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrodeposition
  • Materials analysis and testing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor
  • Sensor development

Efficient and Safe Distillation
Rotary Evaporator (RE100-Pro)

The Scilogex RE100-Pro Rotary Evaporator features a large easy to read digital LCD screen displaying the temperature, rotation speed and timer. The display can be removed for remote control purposes. This system holds a number of patents including a unique condenser with a cooling surface of 1,500 cm² providing excellent cooling. Our system features a large 5L water/oil heating bath and has a temperature range from ambient to 180°C.

Model RE 100-Pro
Speed Range 20-280 rpm
Temperature Range Room temp.to 180°C
Temperature Display LCD
Power 1400 W
Sample Liquid/solid in solution phase


  • Quick and gentle distillation of liquids
  • Evaporation of solutions and suspensions
  • Crystallization, synthesis or cleaning of fine chemicals
  • Drying of powder and granulate material
  • Recycling of solvents

Track Phenology & Identify Species of Interest

Central Herbarium
The dedicated team members of central herbarium are serving to provide a safe and secure environment for all our collections. To protect our herbarium specimens from loss or damage, we have specifically designed storage and strict specimen handling guidelines. The condition of the collection is monitored, and repairs to specimens are carried out to appropriate conservation standards.

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Herbarium Workshops
Central herbarium-UW organizes workshops as a regular activity. A one-day workshop on “Industrial Applications of Plants & Digitization of Herbarium” was held on 21 September 2021. As a guest speaker, Prof. Dr Mushtaq Ahmed, Chairman, Department of Plant Sciences, QAU, Islamabad, graced the event. He highlighted the use of biodiesel for running automobiles and the importance of different plants in Pakistan as sources of vital drugs for curing various diseases. A practical session was conducted on plants preservation.

Central herbarium UW is registered at Open Herbarium, managed by Utah State University Northern Arizona University USA. [ Read More ]
Access URL: https://openherbarium.org/collections/misc/collprofiles.php?collid=85

Regular excursion to the herbarium is given to classes and other educational institutions at no cost. These tours focus on how plant specimens are obtained and processed, how an herbarium collection operates, and the importance and uses of herbarium specimens and the information they provide. As space is limited in the herbarium, a group of 20 or fewer is suggested

The UW Central Herbarium provides plant identification to the public. To have a plant identified, please download identification request form and also email us photos and a description of the plant and its growing conditions at centralherbarium@uow.edu.pk