COVID-19 Update: Effective Monday, March 16th, only essential personnel are to report to CUNY campuses. As such, our core facilities will not be able to accept users until the situation changes. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption to your research this may cause. We will begin operations as soon as we can. Users may contact their core facility manager(s) with any questions.
Next Generation Environmental Sensor Lab (NGENS)
The Sensor Lab is an open resource for environmental sensors. We have high-end reference instruments for:
- trace gases
- greenhouse gases
- volatile organic compounds
- phenology and thermal imaging
- soil and water analysis
In addition, we work with low-cost sensors, control and communication modules, and characterization and calibration chambers for designing and deploying sensors and sensor networks in the urban and exurban settings.
The lab also manages the rooftop observatory that provides an ideal space in upper Manhattan to stage instrumentation for urban air monitoring.
- CO2/H2O analyzer (Li-Cor LI-850)
- CH4/CO2/H2O portable platform (LI-7810)
- NO2/NO/NOx monitor (2B 405nm)
- O3 monitor
- Aerosol and PM monitors
- C-N analyser (Elementar Vario Max)
- Thermal Imager
- Regulatory sensors
Design & Fabrication
The Sensor Lab has a design and fabrication facility to prototype and stage environmental sensors, enclosures and fixtures. It has: CNC mill, lathe, 3D printer, laser cutting, hand & woodworking tools, CAD workstations, electronic testing and measurement.
Your Sensor Requirements
Whether it is a simple humidity sensor evaluation or a regulatory O3 monitoring study, we can help you get results in your research and insight into your measurements.
For more information, please contact:
Ricardo Toledo-Crow, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Facility Director, Next Generation Environmental Sensors