Shimadzu Scientific Instruments of Columbia, Md., has opened the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington to give researchers there access to enhanced capabilities for trace qualitative and quantitative analysis. The center contains $6 million worth of chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy equipment. The instruments will be used to research illnesses such as cancer and malaria, and to develop nanofabrication materials for industry. Kevin Schug has been named the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry. An associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, he will oversee the new laboratory.