Research Facilities

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences houses a number of world-class laboratory research facilities, some of which operate as regional facilities with significant use by researchers outside of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Most of these labs are used for honours and graduate student teaching and thesis research. Some labs are staffed by university funded technologists, while other labs have grant- or contract-funded technicians. A number of the labs operate mainly as support facilities for teaching and research programs, and offer for teaching and research programs, and offer services to the community at large.

Faculty Research Laboratories

Laboratory Tech Support Contact
Laser Ablation ICP‑MS Lab James Brenan (902) 494-2355
Roman Kislitsyn (902) 494-4455

Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Facility

  1. 10Be and 26Al sample prep wet and dry labs
  2. 36Cl wet lab
  3. 14C gas extraction lab
  4. ICP-OES lab
John Gosse (902) 494-6632
Guang Yang, Facility Manager (902) 494-1211
The Robert M. MacKay Electron Microprobe Laboratory (EMPA laboratory) James Brenan (902) 494-2355
D.J. MacDonald, Lab Technologist (902) 494-7087
Fission-Track Thermochronology Laboratory Isabelle Coutand (902) 494-7827
(U-Th)/He Laboratory Djordje Grujic (902) 494-2208
Roman Kislitsyn (902) 494-4455
Basin and Resevoir Analysis Laboratory Grant Wach (902) 494-8019
Experimental High Pressure Geological Research Laboratory James Brenan
(902) 494-2355
Yana Fedortchouk (902) 494-8432

Dalhousie Geodynamics Group
Facility for Steam Chemistry and Hydrology Shannon Sterling (902) 494-7741
Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES) Laboratory    
Marine Core Storage and Analysis Facility    
Patterns Numerical and Analogue Modeling Laboratory Lawrence Plug (902) 494-1200
Seismic Analysis and Modeling Laboratory Mladen Nedimovic (902) 494-4524
Tectonic Analogue Modeling Laboratory Djordje Grujic (902) 494-2208
Spatial Intelligence for Health Knowledge Laboratory (SILK-LAB) Daniel Rainham (902) 219-0933
Education for Sustainability Research Group Tarah Wright (902)497-1831