Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Walsh University Partner to Enhance Science Program with an Analytical Technology Infusion


Through the Shimadzu Partnership for Academics, Research and Quality of Life (SPARQ) program, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Walsh University have collaborated to enhance the school’s science division. Shimadzu and Walsh University began their partnership in January and have successfully completed the installation of nearly $1.2 million worth of new analytical equipment into chemistry laboratories in time for the start of the new academic year in fall 2020.

“Although we experienced multiple delays due to the COVID shutdown, we were not deterred from our ultimate objective,” said Dan Passerini, Ph.D., Walsh Director of Development, who spearheaded the project. “Even as the campus was being prepared for the return of students, we were able to get this equipment installed and operational because of the monumental efforts from everyone involved.”

Shimadzu provided cutting-edge, innovative analytical solutions covering a range of techniques, including mass spectrometry (GC-MS and LC-MS), DSC, GPC, GC, ICP, and FTIR spectroscopy, all of which serve a vital role in scientific analysis. In addition to instrumentation for the laboratory, Walsh University will receive a grant of more than $550,000, international internship opportunities and unlimited access for faculty, staff and students to consult with Shimadzu scientists and industry experts on projects for the life of the partnership.

Shimadzu selected Walsh as an award recipient because of the university’s proven track record of outstanding science student preparation, potential for growth and commitment to academic excellence.

“Our partnership with Shimadzu reflects a joint commitment to world-class education and research for our students and faculty. Together, we will transform the sciences at Walsh University and offer tremendous value to the business and scientific communities locally, regionally and nationally,” said Walsh President Dr. Tim Collins. “This hands-on project is another step on our journey to becoming a distinctive Catholic university of national prominence and we thank Shimadzu for this unbelievably awesome opportunity.”

“It’s an honor for Shimadzu to be partnering with Walsh University in the completion of their new state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities. It truly shows Walsh’s commitment to their STEM outreach program, finding a means to ensure their students are ready upon their return during a very challenging period of time,” said Patrick Fromal, Vice President of Sales, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.

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