Analytical and Testing Laboratory (ATL)

Analytical testing and R&D in the fields of engineering, mining, biomolecular science, pharmaceuticals and more

Key advantages
  • Cost-effective analysis, environmental-sample analysis, and product-defect analysis of raw materials and final products.
  • Troubleshooting for industrial processes and products.
  • Consulting on water and wastewater treatment, veterinary pharmaceuticals, and pharmaceutical R&D.
  • Consulting on chemical process scale-up and optimisation.
  • Forensic engineering service.
  • Flexible contract research.
  • Service and support on chemical products R&D.

Analytical consulting and expertise capability

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Image 1: Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (aka HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry for various applications in pharmaceuticals, environmental science, etc.

Analytical and Testing Laboratory (ATL) provides a wide range of laboratory services to help customers run their business. Expertise includes extensive analytical testing, quality control, problem solving, trouble-shooting, trace analysis plus research and development support for a wide range of applications including chemical engineering, environmental engineering, mining, biochemical engineering, veterinary pharmaceutical manufacture and more.

Instrument list

  • Mastersizer S: Malvern Mastersizer S laser diffraction system can characterise particle size from 0.05 micron up to 900 micron. This technique has broad application in environmental, pharmaceutical, mineral, food testing, etc.
  • DSC: Differential scanning calorimeter. For the analysis of thermal properties (such as glass transition temperature, melting points) of polymers, food, etc.
  • IC: Ion chromatography. Used for anions and cations analysis. One of the best instruments for low level anion analysis.
  • ICP-OES: Inductively coupled plasma. Metal elements analysis.
  • TGA-MS: Thermal gravimetric analyzer-mass spectrometer. For the analysis of thermal properties (such as decomposition temperature, reaction temperature) of materials including polymers, food and catalysts.
  • Spray dryer; Crystallization; FT-IR; HPLC-MS.


ATL's services include non-routine testing, routine testing, contract research, and industry method development. ATL can provide a competitively priced service with a rapid turnaround.

  • Laser particle distribution analysis (laser diffraction technique). Measurement range: 0.05 micron to 900 micron.
  • Nano particle distribution analysis (dynamic light scattering technique). Measurement range: 3 nanometer to 3 micron.
  • XRD particle size distribution analysis.
  • Nitrogen adsorption particle characterization (surface area, pore size distribution, pore volume, etc).
  • Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Measurements for melting points, heats of reaction, glass transition, heat capacity and purity determination.
  • Cations and anions analysis in water and/or waste water with Ion Chromatography (IC).
  • ICP-OES for elements analysis.
  • HPLC-MS.
  • FT-IR.
  • AAS elements analysis.
  • Viscosity and other rheology.
  • Total organic carbon analysis.

Through the Sydney University network, ATL has access to a huge pool of information and expertise from many disciplines.

Principal researchers / consultants