The department houses an array of analytical tools, most of which are available for student training and use. Each instrument is administered by a faculty member, and normally maintained and operated by a professional research staff member. With suitable training, graduate students have direct access to many of the departmental instruments. Students may obtain access and training by consulting with the faculty member that administers the specific instrument.
A small number of departmental instruments require extensive operator training. Discussion with major professor is essential prior to having samples analyzed. Sample submission protocol may be obtained by consulting with the instrument operator or with the faculty member that administers the instrument.