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Energy Research Institute

Essential Information for University of Leeds Staff and Students

The Energy Research Institute Analytical Laboratory is available to all researchers in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering. We also support teaching within the School by hosting practical classes and student projects.

Researchers from other Schools within the University of Leeds should contact the laboratory manager to discuss their work on an individual basis. Please be aware that we are unlikely to be able to support one-off requests from outside SPEME for analysis of a small number of samples.


Start here!

Vital information for all researchers and students to know about the lab. Please also ensure that you read the working in the lab section before you start work to learn how to make the best of your time with us.


Working in the Laboratory

Read and follow the protocols to make your time with us productive, safe and enjoyable.


Data Processing, Export and Collection

General protocols about processing your data and advice on how you can collect your data and derived results. Includes how to open your exported text files (.txt, .tcf) in Excel.


Opening Hours, Bookings and Advice

When you can work, how to book instrument time and how to get in-depth advice on our analytical techniques. Simples.


Visitors and Laboratory Tours

Essential information for tour organisers, academics hosting visiting researchers and visitors, plus work experience placements.


Practical Advice on Analytical Techniques

What you need to know about specific analytical techniques. Correct sample preparation is a vital part of the analytical process and you also need to consider the experimental conditions. Read our guides before you do the work or talk to us about your plans.


CHNS Analysis Service

A monthly service just for SPEME researchers who have a small sample batch to run (one to four samples).


Health and Safety

Procedures and rules that help you work safely and productively.


Terms of use

What you can expect from us and we expect from you.