Instrument Center

The University Instrument Center (UIC) is a multi-user facility equipped with a variety of analytical instrumentation, specializing in chromatography and mass spectrometry.  UIC staff are available to assist with classroom and laboratory demonstrations, run class samples, and provide new researcher training.  Staff will analyze your samples for you, or train you or your students to operate instrumentation on your own.  All instrumentation and services are  free of charge to WWU users, except for consumables.  

Registered users can schedule instrument time directly using the FOM system.  

To get started, please message the instrument contact indicated below:

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Instrument Contact
GC-MS, -FID, & -FPD Cassi King
HPLC, GPC, HPIC Alyssa Tsukada
Electron Microscopy Michael Kraft
Liquid scintillation counter Sarina Kiesser
FAAS Cassi King
Mass Spectrometry Sarina Kiesser
Raman Microscopy Cassi King
Fluorescence Microscopy Alyssa Tsukada
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Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Varian SpectrAA 220Z w/GTA 110Z and PSD

Varian SpectrAA 220FS w/ SPS-5 and SIPS auto sampling

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Liquid Chromatography

LC: Agilent 1100 Series pump and autosampler w/ 1260 Infinity series multiple wavelength UV-VIS detector and refractive index detector, Waters 432 conductivity detector

GPC: Malvern GPCMax with low angle & right angle light scattering (LALS & RALS) and Refractive Index (RI) detectors.

GPC: Malvern Viscotek with multi-angle light scattering (MALS), RI, and viscometer detectors.

See a list of available chromatography columns.





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Gas Chromatography

GC-MS: Varian CP3800 GC with Saturn 2000 Ion Trap MS.  Autosampler and SPME support.

GC-FID: Varian CP3800 GC with FID.

GC-FPD: Agilent 6890 GC with FID and FPD.

See list of available chromatography columns.

liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization mass spectrometer

NEW! - Mass Spectrometers

MALDI-TOF-MS:  Bruker autoflex maX MALDI-TOF/TOF

LC-ESI-QTOF-MS:  Agilent 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/QTOF

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Other Instrumentation

Liquid scintillation counter: Hidex 300 SL

Critical point dryer: Quorum Technologies E3000 Series

Refractometer: Mettler Toledo RE40

UV-VIS Spectrophotometer: Hewlett-Packard 8452