Opened in January 2013, the Center for Advanced Surface Analysis (CASA) is a common UNIL/EPFL platform hosted in the new Geopolis building of University of Lausanne.

This Swiss research center offers to a broad range of scientists the state-of-the-art micro-analytical Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometric (SIMS) instruments for chemical and isotopic characterization of solid matter.

These instruments are used in research in such divers topics as:

  • Material sciences
  • Geology
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Biomineralization
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Cell biology.