The Pool which is run by staff of the Applied Science Division for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), consists of portable research instruments for use by HEI-based research grant and studentship holders.
The Pool consists of over 60 portable instruments, which are available for loan (free of charge) by HEI-based researchers throughout the UK.
The Pool aims to make state-of-the-art instruments available to researchers carrying out scientific and engineering research. Loan periods are usually between one and three months with STFC staff providing initial training at the user's premises.
The range of instruments is extensive and includes high speed videos, thermal imagers, particle sizers, laser-based systems, microscopes, oscilloscopes, and ICCD spectroscopy systems.
For further details, please visit the EPSRC Engineering Instrument Pool website.