Contact persons

Hiroyasu Tachikawa, PhD, Director
Paul Tchounwou, PhD,  PI

The Analytical Core Laboratory objectives are to: 1) provide spectroscopic and chromatographic equipment to investigators of pilot projects in the RCMI Program as well as investigators in other programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology for their research needs, 2) to acquire new analytical instruments as well as computers and printers to satisfy the needs of the user community, 3) to respond to the needs for obtaining analytical information in a timely manner, 4) To offer workshops for using major equipment including LC/MS/MS, CE/MS/MS, LC-ICP/MS, Raman microscope system, and FT-IR as well as other conventional instruments at least once each semester for each instrument.

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    Atomic absorption spectrometry service (Material analysis service)
  • Capillary electrophoresis/mass spectrometry service (Material analysis service)
  • FPLC service (Material analysis service)
  • FTIR service (Access service)
  • Gas chromatography service (Material analysis service)
  • GC/MS service (Material analysis service)
  • HPLC service (Material analysis service)
  • LC/MS/MS service (Material analysis service)
  • Raman spectrometry service (Material analysis service)
  • Spectrofluorometry service (Material analysis service)
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometry service (Material analysis service)


  • Agilent 1100 HPLC (High performance liquid chromatography instrument)
  • GE UPC-900 fast protein liquid chromatography instrument (Fast protein liquid chromatography instrument)
  • HORIBA SPEX Fluoromax 2 spectrofluorometer (Fluorometer)
  • Infrared Spectrometer (Fourier transport infrared spectrometer)
  • LCQ Duo LC/MS (Mass spectrometer)
  • Shimadzu gas chromatograph (Gas chromatography equipment)
  • Shimadzu GFA-6000 flame atomic absorption spectrometer (Flame atomic absorption spectrometer)
  • Shimadzu UFLC (High performance liquid chromatography instrument)
  • Solid Spec 3700 spectrophotometer (Spectrophotometer)
  • Spectra-Physics 2080-kv Raman spectrometer (SPECT scanner)
  • Teledyne Leeman Labs Hydra AA Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Automated mercury analysis system)
  • Thermo Scientific Spectrometer (Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry platform)
  • Varian 2041067-3E UV-visible spectrophotometer (Spectrophotometer)
  • Varian 300 Bio UV-visible spectrometer (Spectrophotometer)
  • Varian 820mc ICP-MS spectrometer (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer