Our analytical laboratory houses various instrumentation to support our research in environmental geochemistry. Although we are not a certified laboratory, we offer fee-for-service analysis of aqueous samples for academic researchers and their collaborators. Please contact Dr. Jing Chen for more information on analytical services, sample requirements, and associated costs.
We are fortunate to have access to several world-class research facilities on the University of Saskatchewan campus. We regularly utilize infrastructure housed in the following facilities:
Canadian Light Source. The Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron is located approximately 500 m from our research laboratories on the USask campus. We use several spectroscopy and diffraction beamlines to study metal-mineral interactions in various sample matrices and under different redox conditions.
Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre. The Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center (SSSC) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory and analytical facility that houses various instrumentation. We principally use vibrational spectroscopy instrumentation for vibrational spectroscopy (i.e., Raman, FTIR) housed in this on-campus facility.
WCVM Imaging Centre. The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) Imaging Centre is an electron and light microscopy facilitiy located on the USask campus. We principally use electron microscopy capabilities (i.e., SEM-EDX, TEM-SAED) for (sub-)micron-scale examination of minerals and organic matter.
Information on other research centres and facilities located on the USask campus is available here.