Its clients are industry leaders in fields such as chemical/petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, electronics and clinical forensics. Worldwide sales top $3 billion annually.
Shimadzu technology extends into nearly every area of daily life from testing of drinking water to the manufacturing of the plastic cup it comes in, the company notes.
At UT Arlington, the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies will include the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, which was established in 2012, and the newly created Center for Imaging and Center for Environmental, Forensic and Material Analysis.
"The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies will allow our students to examine their world at a level they've only dreamed of, from using light to see how parts of the brain function together to finding environmental contaminants as small as one part per billion in a sample of drinking water," said Pamela Jansma, dean of the UT Arlington College of Science. "Their experiences will position them for lifelong success in critical fields."
UT Arlington and Shimadzu began collaborating nearly a decade ago. In April 2012, the company made an in-kind gift of equipment valued at nearly $3 million to establish the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry within the UT Arlington College of Science.
In November, the UT System Board of Regents allocated $7.5 million from the Permanent University Fund to help UT Arlington establish the Institute for Research Technologies in partnership with Shimadzu.
|Contact: Traci Peterson|
University of Texas at Arlington