Research Facilities

Following are research facilities in or related to the department.

Please send inquiries directly to the facility's contact for more details, including what services may or may not be available to other users.

Analytical Aqueous Geochemistry Lab

photo of instruments in the hydrothermal lab

 

  • Contact: William E. Seyfried, Jr.
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room 440-04
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - No
      --non-UMN customers? - No
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- No
  • Contact: charfac@umn.edu
  • 100 Union Street SE, Shepherd Labs
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- Yes
    • --non-UMN customers?- Yes
  • Contact: Anders Noren
  • Location: 116 Church Street SE, John T. Tate Hall room 175
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- Yes
    • --non-UMN customers?- Yes

Electron Microprobe Laboratory

  • Contact: Anette von der Handt
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room S104, S100
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- Yes
    • --non-UMN customers?- Yes
  • Contact: Maxwell Brown, Facility Manager
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room 240
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- Yes

Isotope Geochemistry Lab

  • Contact: Xinyuan Zheng
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- Yes

Large Lakes Observatory, UM-Duluth

  • Contacts: Christian Teyssier (New user training and access), Mark Griffith (Machine Shop and general facilities inquiries or issues) 
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room S50
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes (with permission)
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- No

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute - University Facility

Paleoenvironmental/Marine Palynology Laboratory

  • Contact: Vera Pospelova
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room S79 (1&2)
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - No
      --non-UMN customers? - No
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- No

Polar Biogeochemistry Lab

  • Contact: Joel Barker
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room S79-06
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- No

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory - a CSE Facility

Surface Processes Instrumentation Laboratory

  • Contact: Andrew Wickert, PI
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall, room 125
  • Facilities/equipment list: soldering stations, Pick-and-place, Reflow oven, CNC mill, 3D printer, basic fabrication tools, Geochronology (OSL and 14C) basic sample prep, Linux workstations
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- No
    • --non-UMN customers?- No

X-ray Computed Tomography (XRCT) Lab

  • Contact: David Birlenbach
  • Location: John T. Tate Hall
  • Facilities/equipment list: X5000 high resolution micro-CT system with a twin head 225 kV x-ray source and a Dexela area detector (3073 x 3889 pixels), resolution to 1 µm for some samples; associated computational facilities for image processing. 
    • Facility available to
      --UMN customers? - Yes
      --non-UMN customers? - Yes
    • Service available to
      --UMN customers?- Yes
    • --non-UMN customers?- Yes