Facilities and Equipment

Aquarium Lab

Aquarium Lab Coming Soon

CO2 Sensors Lab

CO2 Sensors Lab Coming Soon

Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Principle Scientist: Tony Greco

Facility Instrumentation:

Transmission and Scanning Electron microscopes with an accessory x-ray microanalysis system. Used for research and  teaching across a variety of disciplines. Laboratory houses all the necessary specimen preparation equipment for the TEM and SEM

Hitachi 7100 Transmission Electron Microscope equipped with a Gatan high resolution digital bottom mount camera. Hitachi S-3500 variable pressure Scanning Electron Microscope with an EDAX x-ray microanalysis system utilizing an Apollo 10 Silicon Drift Detector; used for elemental identification of samples

Webpage: http://www.marine.usf.edu/eml/

Contact: Tony Greco for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:28

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Facility

Lab Managers: Ethan Goddard, Erin Pulster

The GC-MS Analytical Facility routinely measures ultra-low abundance compounds of interest to environmental/contaminant and earth system history geochemists (PAHs, alkanes, biomarkers) using scanning, SIM and tandem MS techniques.

Facility Instrumentation:

Two Agilent 7010B Triple-Quadrupole mass spectrometers, each with Agilent 7890B GC w/ multi-mode (PTV, split/splitless) injector, FID and ECD detectors

Varian 320-MS Triple-Quadrupole mass spectrometer with Varian 3800GC (dual-injectors)

Associated PI's and Staff: Hollander (organic biogeochemistry), Murawski (MRA/Fisheries Ecology), Romero (organic biogeochemistry), Goddard (Technical Staff)

Contact: Ethan Goddard for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:44

High Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Facility

Lab Manager: Ethan Goddard

The LC-MS facility is used primarily for measurement of GDGT (glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in marine sediments to estimate past ocean temperatures using the TEX-86 paleotemperature proxy.  The hardware is amenable to most routine normal- and reverse-phase HPLC techniques.  Identification and quantitation of unknowns is accomplished by -FLD, UV/Vis and MS (scanning, SIM, or tandem-MS modes) detectors.

Facility Instrumentation:

Varian 310-MS Triple-Quadrupole mass spectrometer with Agilent 1200-series HPLC front-end (2 quat pumps, degasser, autosampler, column compartment, DAD and FLD detectors for non-MS or MS/MS applications)

Associated PI's and Staff: Shevenell (paleoceanography), Goddard (Technical Staff)

Contact: Ethan Goddard for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:45

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Laboratory

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Laboratory Coming Soon

Radiochemistry Laboratory

Radiochemistry Laboratory Coming Soon

Scientific Facilities and Equipment

CMS maintains a diverse array of specialized analytical instrumentation, experimental facilities and research equipment for use by USF faculty, staff and students, and local, regional and international collaborators.

Oceanic Nutrient Laboratory

Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Facility (GC-MS)

High Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Facility (LC-MS)

Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Tampa Bay Plasma Facility (ICP-MS, HR-ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS)

Radiochemistry Laboratory

Aquarium Lab

CO2 Sensors Lab

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Laboratory

Last modified on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:25

Short-lived Radioisotope Laboratory

Principle Scientist: Patrick Schwing

The short-lived radioisotope laboratory is comprised of three high-resolution gamma spectrometer systems (2 well, 1 planar) used for broad applications in radiogeochemistry, water column radiochemistry, and analytical chemistry, but commonly used for oil spill research, paleoceanography, and characterization of recent sedimentation in coastal, estuarine, and marine settings.

Facility Instrumentation:

Two Canberra high-purity germanium (HPGe) broad energy gamma detectors (Model # GCW3023) coupled to DCA1000 multi-channel analyzers.

Canberra high-purity germanium (HPGe) broad energy gamma detector (Model #  GX1518) coupled to an analog multi-channel analyzer.

Associated PI's and Staff: Schwing (oil spill geochemistry), Hollander (oil spill geochemistry), Shevenell (paleoceanography), Rosenheim (paleoceanography), Byrne (analytical chemistry)

Contact: Patrick Schwing for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 13:57

Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility

Lab Manager: Ethan Goddard

The Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Facility is capable of measuring the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen stable isotope compositions in a variety of geologic and biologic materials including carbonates, waters, tissues, plants, bone/enamel/apatite and isolated organic compounds (alkanes, fatty acids, biomarkers).

Facility Instrumentation:

Thermo MAT253 IRMS w/ dual-inlet and continuous-flow inlets coupled to a Gas-Bench II prep device for headspace analysis of CO2 (DIC, carbonates, water-d18O)

Thermo Delta+XL IRMS w/ continuous-flow inlet coupled to Carlo-Erba 2500-II EA, Thermo TC/EA, Gas-Bench II headpace sampling device and Thermo GC-C/TC for compound-specific d15N, d13C, d18O, dD stable isotope analysis of GC amenable compounds (typically fatty-acids, amino-acids, alkanes/hydrocarbons)

Thermo Delta+XL IRMS w/ dual-inlet coupled to Kiel-III carbonate preparation system

Associated PI's and Staff: Hollander (organic biogeochemistry), Shevenell (paleoceanography), Rosenheim (geochemistry), Domack (paleoceanography), Peebles (MRA/Fisheries Ecology), Stallings (MRA/Fisheries Ecology), Tykot (archeometry), Goddard (Technical Staff)

Contact: Ethan Goddard for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:42

Tampa Bay Plasma Facility

Facility Management Committee: Amelia Shevenell, Kristen Buck, Timothy Conway, Robert Byrne, Kelly Deister, Ethan Goddard

The Tampa Bay Plasma Facility is a multi-group core analytical facility comprised of three inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometers and associated preparative and sample-handling equipment.  The instruments are used for a variety of CMS, School of Geosciences and USF research: Trace metal geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, geochemistry, radiometric dating, archeometry/anthropology and forensic science.

Facility Instrumentation:

Thermo Element XR sector field high-resolution ICPMS with high dynamic extended range (fg/g to ug/g in solution mode), Jet interface for added sensitivity,  and an ESI SC-4DX autosampler.

Thermo Neptune Plus multicollector-ICPMS with Apex-Q and Apex-Omega introduction systems, Jet interface for added sensitivity, and an ESI Microfast SC2DX autosampler with injection loops.

Agilent 7500cx ICP-MS with ASX-500 autosampler and Photon Machines Analyte 193 laser ablation system

Associated PI's and Staff: Byrne (trace elements), Buck (trace metals), Conway (trace metal isotope geochemistry, geochemistry), Shevenell (paleoceanography), Peebles (MRA/Fisheries Ecology), Murawski (MRA/Fisheries Ecology), Goddard and Deister (Technical Staff)

Contact: Ethan Goddard for more information or to inquire about collaborative research or analytical services.

Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 14:22