Laboratories

The Faculty of Engineering of Universidad de La Sabana has teaching laboratories designed for the development of subjects where students can acquire and apply transversal and specific skills.

The laboratories provide a space to learn, understand and catch the spirit and innovative practice that will be developed in the laboratories.

The building has large laboratories of Materials, Prototypes, Water Resources, Modeling, Automation and Robotics, equipped with modern equipment and tools of the highest technology.

The installations thought of as an experiment in themselves as spaces that will be adapted to the needs.

It also has a large free practice room, equipped with computers with specialized software for learning, innovating and experimenting beyond the hours of class.

Fundamental Chemical Engineering Laboratory, in this space, undergraduate students develop the experimental part of the basic topics of chemical engineering: Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena, Unit Operations, Reaction Engineering, Control and Process Automation. The laboratory promotes the approach of undergraduate students to research focused on chemical engineering.

Laboratory of Teaching A: designed for the development of undergraduate classes in Physical Properties, Laboratory of Chemistry II, Quantitative Chemical Analysis. The space has the fundamental equipment of experimental chemistry, and functions apart from its purpose in teaching, as a first approach of undergraduate students to research. The Laboratory supports the same way with the fundamental services to the research projects that are developed in the faculty, as well as the requirements of graduate students.

Teaching Laboratory B: designed for the development of undergraduate classes in Chemistry Laboratory III and Biochemistry Laboratory. It works in a similar way to the Teaching A laboratory, sharing common services and equipment. The space has the fundamental equipment of experimental chemistry, and functions apart from its purpose in teaching, as a first approach of undergraduate students to research. The Laboratory supports the same way with the fundamental services to the research projects that are developed in the faculty, as well as the requirements of graduate students.

The laboratory was designed to support the development of the PhD in Biosciences and the Master's Degree in Process Design and Management, and will focus on Bioprospecting.

Laboratory specialized in the development of research projects in the area of molecular biology, handling of PCR techniques and electrophoretic techniques. The laboratory is distributed in zones: PCR, Post PCR area, DNA Extraction and Microbiology.

The User Experience Lab, LUX, is an interactive and flexible space, built for the approach that students have with computer tools. Here, students develop the practices of the fundamental classes of the Informatics Engineering career and have their first contact with research in this field. Software Development and Applications, the study of Networks and Communication as well as the Introduction to Robotics, are only three fields widely worked on in this laboratory. The LUX laboratory was designed and built as an environment adaptable to the needs of its users, its technology allows a great diversity of possibilities in the teaching structure of the different classes taught there, framing a continuous learning environment, in a modern and fun atmosphere for students, researchers and teachers.

In the chromatography laboratory, specific chemical analysis equipment for chromatography and spectroscopy is concentrated. The laboratory has the capability to perform liquid and gas chromatography (HPLC and GC) analysis as well as low pressure chromatography. Additionally, it develops spectrophotometry analysis in UV-VIS, and FTIR. The laboratory is designed to be the first to be accredited with ISO17025 certification, for service provision.

Research laboratories A and B develop research projects, as well as services for companies, focused on products. It has: area specializing in image analysis, texture analysis, spectrophotometry, water analysis, shelf life tests and Rheometry. Characterization of physicochemical properties and stability. 

The laboratory allows the development of research projects in the following areas: processing and valorization of agro-industrial materials, physical and functional properties of agro-food materials, bioprocesses, food safety and predictive microbiology. As its name suggests, this space develops projects focused on research and provision of services related to microbiology. The laboratory has an exclusive space for the handling of material with biological risk 3.

The Agroindustrial Processes laboratory is based on recreating a pilot plant space where engineering students carry out practical workshops for the development of physicochemical processes, through which they produce products for the food and non-food industry, among which are: dairy products, products from horticultural resources, dehydrated products, and in the area of non-food products, the production and characterization of biofuels, extraction of aromas.

This laboratory has all the infrastructure for the development of basic physics practices and provides a space for the development of projects that students propose focused on mechanics and electronics.

The laboratory, focused on energy, materials and environment, as its name suggests, provides the space to develop research projects in the area of chemical engineering, with depth in the study of materials, energy sources, liquid and gas phase reactions, as well as waste and sludge analysis.

Experimental station for the assembly of equipment on a larger scale focused on agro-industrial and chemical engineering processes. It has an area for the cultivation, characterization and work of microorganisms.

Teaching laboratory of industrial engineering and research in the area. This laboratory supports the development of Computer and Industrial Engineering careers, the Master's Degree in Engineering Management and the PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Laboratory focused on the integration of automation in experimental assemblies in different branches of engineering. Currently, projects are being developed with microalgae growth, circuit development and automation testing.