Boise State University

Research Areas & Services

There are a vast number research areas that Boise State is actively engaged in, with many of these labs providing services or expertise to those in industry or general public. Please enter a search term in the window below to describe the area of work you are interested in or the specific service or test you are looking for to see if we might be able to provide assistance.

Please contact Dick Sevier for information on how to access the services listed below or for assistance in areas not listed.

Elemental analysisMaterials characterization
Chemical compositionMaterials characterization
Metallurgical analysisMaterials characterization
Metallography
Particle size analysis (number, distribution)Materials characterization
Corrosion testing and analysisMaterials characterization
Surface profile, roughness and topographyMaterials characterization
Light spectral analysis (IR, visible, UV)Optical characterization
Chemical compositionMaterials characterization, including some radioactive materials
Microstructural characterization including crystallographic and elemental mapping, surface sciences, atomic spatial resolutionMaterials characterization, including some radioactive materials
Contaminant and trace metal analysisMaterials characterization
High resolution X-ray analysisMaterials characterization
Thermal properties, Young's modulus, hardness at micro and nano-scaleMicro and nanoscale materials characterization
Magnetic domain analysis, electrical conductivity, electrical potential/galvanic corrosion analysis at nano-scaleMicro and nanoscale materials characterization
Optical power densityOptical characterization
Tensile, compressive, flexural testingMaterials characterization
Failure analysis
Fatigue testingMaterials characterization
Failure analysis
Hardness testingMaterials characterization
Failure analysis
Metal grain analysisMaterials characterization
Failure analysis
Heat treatments, cryogenic treatmentsMaterials characterization
Materials processing
Product testing and refinementProduct development
Mechanical simulation & analysis (FEA)
Environmental testingProduct development
Product test
Failure analysis
Product refinementProduct development
Product test
Usability testingProduct development
Product test
Prototype developmentProduct development
Product test
Design for manufacturability consultingProduct development
Manufacturing
Manufacturing consultingManufacturing
Food and dairy consultingFood processing
Import/export regulation consultingProduct manufacturing
Product marketing
Virtual reality environment developmentComputerized visualization
Gaming
Training
3D interactive visualization centerComputerized visualization
Biometric response assessmentTraining
Usability
Gait and balance assessment and trainingHealth
Sports
Flexibility and agility assessment improvementHealth
Sports
Metabolic testing, body mass index (BMI) measurementHealth
Sports
Cardiorespiratory enduranceHealth
Sports
Pulmonary functionHealth
Sports
ElectrocardiographyHealth
Sports
Anaerobic powerHealth
Sports
Muscular fitnessHealth
Sports
Motion capture & analysis to improve athletic performance, reduce injury riskHealth
Sports
Bicycle fitting
Motion capture & analysisComputer animation
CGI
LEAN manufacturingProduct manufacturing
6 sigma consultingProduct marketing
Fossil analysisGeology
Geosciences
Forensics
Sample datingGeology
Geosciences
Forensics
Elemental and trace metal analysisGeology
Geosciences
Forensics
Analysis of precipitation, streamwater & groundwaterGeology
Geosciences
Forensics
Sample nutrient quantificationGeology
Geosciences
Forensics
Seismic data collectionGeology
Geosciences
Forensics
Cell characterization (antibody binding, DNA, RNA and chromosomal analysis, mature / immature red blood cell analysis)Life Sciences
Pathology, disease
Biology
Flow cytometry, cell sortingImmunology
Genetics
Hematology
Transplantation
Flow cytometry, cell sortingBacteria, yeast analysis
Flow cytometry, cell sortingDNA analysis of cell
RNA vs DNA differentiation during cell progression
Flow cytometry, cell sortingAssess cell viability
Measure cytokine production from activated cells
Metabolite analysisLife Sciences
Pathology, disease
Biology
Bomb calorimetryChemistry
Business coaching / mentoringBusiness / market development
Funding, capitalization
Sourcing funds to start / grow a businessBusiness / market development
Funding, capitalization
Business incubation rental spaceBusiness / market development
Funding, capitalization
STTR, SBIR assistanceBusiness / market development
Funding, capitalization
Business plan, marketing plan developmentBusiness / market development
Funding, capitalization
Semiconductor and IC prototypingSemiconductor development
Sensor development
Micro and nano scale device developmentSemiconductor development
Sensor development
Trace element and aqueous analysis of natural and man-made materials.Geological and biological investigations
Anthropological and forensic investigations
Soil composition and water nutrient analysisEnvironmental assessments, resource management/conservation.
Fossil, bone, and tooth analysisForensic, anthropology and paleoclimatology work
Analysis of soils for plant-soil carbon cycling, nutrient and organic material sources and cycling.
Stable isotope profilingSnowpack and water transport processes
Plant/soil carbon cycling
Measurement of radiogenic isotopes in Earth materialsIgneous and metamorphic petrology
Structural geology and tectonics
Paleobiological evolution
Paleoclimate change