Urban Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The Urban Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory (UEBL) is a collaborative effort between the departments of biology, chemistry, and physics, astronomy, and geosciences, and supports student and faculty research in these departments as well as the Environmental Science Program. The laboratory also welcomes outside users on either a collaborative or a fee basis.

Nicole Hartig working at computer
Nicole Hartig analyzing instrumental data in the UEBL Instrument Laboratory

Major laboratory instrumentation includes:

  • a quadrupole inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS)
  • a time-of-flight inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-TOFMS)
  • a wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (WDXRF)
  • an energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (EDXRF)
  • a liquid/solid carbon-nitrogen analyzer
  • a solid CHNOS elemental analyzer
  • a dual-system ion chromatograph (IC)

In addition to their use for research projects, these instruments are an important part of the curriculum in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Contact Information

Dr. David Ownby, UEBL Laboratory Coordinator

Smith Hall
Rooms 129, 129A, 129B, 130, 130A, 130B, 131