Molecular Biogeochemistry Laboratory (MBL)

MBL LabThe MBL specializes in multidisciplinary research of the sources and dynamics of organic species in the environment, offers 2,000 square feet of laboratory space, and involves students and faculty in hands-on training in cutting-edge, trace analytic chemistry. The MBL provides Michigan Tech investigators (1) expert advice on research and development of sampling and analytic techniques for air, water, soil, sediment, and biological matrices, (2) supervision of students for sampling, isolation, and analysis, (3) space and equipment to perform isolations from environmental matrices, and (4) analytic instrumentation for quantitative organic molecular characterization.

Selected Instrumentation and Equipment

  • Accelerated Solvent Extraction System
  • Accelerated Rotary Evaporation System
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction System
  • Multidimensional Gas Chromatographs/Dual Flame Ionization/Dual Electron Capture Detectors
  • Two-Dimensional, Gas Chromatograph/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
  • Ultrahigh-Pressure Liquid Chromatograph/Spectrofluorometric/Ultraviolet Visible Detectors

Contact: Paul V. Doskey, MBL and MAF Director,

Location: Dow 901, 902, 903