UW 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

Michael Regnier, Acting Chair, Bioenginnering
Jim Pfaendtner, 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