COVID-19 Update: Effective Monday, March 16th, only essential personnel are to report to CUNY campuses. As such, our core facilities will not be able to accept users until the situation changes. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption to your research this may cause. We will begin operations as soon as we can. Users may contact their core facility manager(s) with any questions.

facility director Brian Geibel in the ALCIS research facility

The Advanced Laboratory for Chemical and Isotopic Signatures (ALCIS) Facility is designed to support characterizations of molecular, elemental, and isotopic signatures of materials in modern and paleo-earth systems, with a focus on understanding how human activities modify natural earth processes. The facility hosts two magnetic sector isotope ratio mass spectrometers (a Thermo Scientific MAT-253 Plus and a Thermo Scientific Delta V Plus) and a variety of inlet system peripherals (i.e., high temperature conversion elemental analyzer, gas bench, Kiel Device, and GC-ISOLINK).

The facility is designed to accommodate inorganic and organic samples in a variety of forms (i.e., solids, liquids, and gases) and can offer analyses of all light isotopic systems (i.e., D/H, 13C/12C, 15N/14N. 18O/16O, 34S/32S).

Also present within the facility are numerous ancillary and supporting equipment including: Shimadzu QP2010-SE GC/MS, Thermo Scientific Dionex Accelerated Solvent Extractor (ASE) 350, New Wave Research high resolution micromilling and sampling capabilities, Sartorius and Mettler ultra/microbalance, custom online/offline gas vacuum extraction line, Elga water purification system, and numerous cold storage units.

For more information, please contact:

Brian M. Giebel, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Facility Director, Advanced Laboratory for Chemical & Isotopic Signatures