University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nanomaterials Characterization Core

Mission: The expertise of the members of Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine in studying physico-chemical properties of nanomaterials and polymers has led to establishing the Nanomaterials Characterization Core Facility. The objective of the Core Facility is to provide investigators with state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and custom services for comprehensive study of polymers and nanomaterials. We welcome all investigators to utilize the Core Facilities in their research projects.

Support: The COBRE Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Science grant 5P30 GM127200.

Covid-19 Update: Core is open to process research samples with a few additional safety precautions. Face masks must be always worn in the lab. Users that are trained to operate instruments independently are permitted to come in and collect data. Users are responsible for instrument disinfection (wiping with alcohols pads) prior to starting and after finishing their work. DO NOT enter the Core rooms if you are feeling ill. If you have any questions regarding these updated procedures, please feel free to contact us during normal business hours.

Core Personnel

Professor and Parke-Davis Chair in Pharmaceutics
Director, NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Nanomedicine
Director, Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine


David Oupicky

Research Assistant Professor
Nanomaterials Characterization Core Co-Director & Manager


Svetlana Romanova

Nanomaterials Characterization Core Research Technologist-I