Washington College ICPMS Laboratory
We are a multidisciplinary group of faculty and students conducting research in enviroronmental chemistry, geology and biology using inductively coupled plasma quadrupole mass spectrometry (ICPqMS) with a laser ablation system.
Our instrumentation is funded by a grant from the Major Research Instrumentation Program of the National Science Foundation. We have additional support from Maryland Sea Grant.
- Chester River trace metal study
- Toxic Trace metals and DNA repair (with Prof. Mindy Reynolds)
- Water and sediment survey of Tanyard Branch in Easton (with Midshore Riverkeepers and Wash Coll GIS)
- Trace elements in lunar grains and lunar analogues
- Trace element sourcing of pre-colonial artifacts (with Prof. John Seidel)
- More environmentally benign synthesis of electroceramic materials (with Prof. Anne Marteel-Parrish)