The Lab

Home |  Research  |  Publications  |  Group Members  |  The Lab  | News |  Teaching  |  Openings  |  Contact Us

Our lab is located at 169 C.E. Barnhart Building [Directions]. The lab is equipped/shared with the following sample prep, chemistry, microbiology, and analytical equipment in our core food and bioprocessing research facilities at the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Sample Prep

Wiley Mills: Model 4 Knife Mill
Hammer Mill
Planetary ball mill
Rotatory Sieving System
Labconco Freeze Dryer/ Lyophilizer
Ultrasonic Cell Disruptor with Enclosure
Pellet Press with temperature control (100-350 C)


Convection Ovens
Fume Hoods
High Temperature Oven
Bench-Top Parr Reactor System (100 and 500 mL)
Rotatory Evaporator
Customized High Pressure Batch Reactors
Fixed Bed Reaction Systems with Mass-Flow Controller
Customized Pyrolysis Unit
Tube Furnaces
Muffle Furnace
Fluidized Sand Bath


Dionex UltiMate 3000 HPLC (two sets)
Agilent 7890B/5977B GC/MS w/ FID
Frontier Lab Multi-Shot Pyrolyzer (EGA/PY-3030D w/ Cryo-Trap)
Agilent Flame Photometric Detector (FPD)​ for ppm level sulfur and phosphorus detection​
Dionex ICS-2100 Ion Chromatography
Nexus 670 Thermo Nicolet FTIR
Auto Q20 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
Discovery HR-2 Hybrid Rheometer
Brookfield High Range Viscometer
AQ1 Discrete Analyzer
YSI 7100 Sugar Analyzer
UV-Vis Spectrometer
SpectraMax M2 Plate Reader
Photoacoustic Multi-gas Monitor
Parr Adiabatic Calorimeter
AccuPyc II 1340 Pycnometers​
AquaLab Water Activity Meter
Shimadzu Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer
Bipotentiostat Station with RRDE Bundle
Zetasizer Advance Series - Pro (Red Label) for the measurement of size, molecular weight and zeta
potential of dispersed particles & molecules


Laminar Hoods
Labconco Glove Box
Panelview Plus 600 Autoclave
Shaking/Stationary Incubators
1, 2, 5, 10, 100 Liter Automated Fermenters
Customized Solid State Fermentation Bioreactor
-20 and -80 oC Freezers
Customized Anaerobic Digestion Bioreactor
Hyperspectral Microscopy
BioRad QX200™ Droplet Digital™ PCR System
Vertical and Horizontal Electrophoresis System with IEF Cell
Temperature Controlled Environmental Chambers

Separation/Product Recovery

Dionex SER 148 Multi-Channel Solvent Extractor
ÄKTA Start Protein Purification System

3D Printing

3-D Printer and Extruder for bioplastics and wood filaments
Allevi 3D Bioprinter for tissues and biomaterials (Barzee Lab)


© 2016-2022 Shi Research Group | Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering | University of Kentucky
169 C.E. Barnhart Building, Lexington, KY 40546 | Directions | Phone: 859-218-4321