Office of Research

National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO)


NESAC/BIO's mission is to develop and apply new surface analysis technologies for biomedical research. Our surface analysis expertise combined with state-of-the-art instrumentation and data analysis methods allows us to expand the frontiers of biomedical surface analysis.

Core Services Offered

Core projects fall within the categories of: Standards and model systems, Surface chemical state imaging, Instrument and technique development

Funding Information:

National Institute of Health, Division of Research Resources 1983-2004.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering 2004-2019.

Reporting Structure:

Cecilia Giachelli, Chair, Department of Bioengineering, and Francois Baneyx, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

Related UW Entities:

College of the Environment, School of Oceanography,
College of Arts & Science, Department of Geology, Department of Chemistry,
School of Medicine

External Partners:

University of California Berkeley
University of New Mexico
University of Utah
University of Pittsburg
University of Arizona
University of Paris

Center Details

Director: Castner, David
Location: MolES Building, Room 225
Year Started: 1983
Administrator / Program Manager: Kidder, Ariah
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Bioengineering 
Faculty Involvement: 10