Instrument Development Lab


For more information on IDL's capabilities and how its staff can assist in your user project, contact Ryan Kelly.

The Instrument Development Laboratory provides EMSL users diverse and expertise in advanced signal acquisition and processing instrumentation, signal analysis algorithms, laboratory automation systems, and scientific data management solutions. Through state-of-the-art software and instrumentation, the Instrument Development Laboratory enables and expedites scientific discovery at EMSL.



  • Design from circuits to systems
  • Custom electronics and instrumentation
  • Embedded systems

Software development

  • Image processing and pattern analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Laboratory automation
  • Remote instrument access
  • Data acquisition
  • Large-scale scientific data management


  • Circuit boards
  • Component integration
  • Custom enclosures
  • Microfabrication
  • 3D Printing

Facilities and equipment

  • Fully equipped electronics development lab
  • Equipment checkout
  • Parts and supplies