Lakehead University Centre for Analytical Services (LUCAS)

Technology transfer is made convenient with Lakehead University’s Centre for Analytical Services (LUCAS). LUCAS embodies an amalgamation of 13 semi-autonomous laboratories each with its own unique focus and quality control requirements. The facilities are multiple-use, providing advanced testing services to regional as well as international clients using the latest in research equipment. LUCAS’ research interests span the energy, life sciences, and forest product industries, and partners have access to a range of resources including training opportunities and specialized technical information.


CASES Building – FB2004H
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 5E1

Areas of Expertise

Biomass utilization
Forest resources
Agricultural research
Molecular archaeochemistry and residue
Material characterization
Wood science
Biomass characterization
Customized analytical services
DNA testing
Environmental testing
Fuels characterization
Geospatial and mapping
Materials analysis
Microbiology testing and microbial characterization services
Molecular synthesis and analysis
Wood science testing


Product R&D
Materials R&D
Project Development
Skills & Professional Development
Facility Access & Testing

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Published: September 27, 2021

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