Statewide Mass Spectrometry Facility

The University of Arkansas Statewide Mass Spectrometry Facility is a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry resource established in 1999 through a combination of National Science Foundation and state funding.

Its charge is to provide sophisticated mass spectrometry support for academic, government, and industrial researchers within Arkansas and nationally. 

Director- Jackson O. Lay, Jr.

Currently the facility has two main subdivisions operating in various locations across campus:

  • Organic and Biological Mass Spectrometry,

This includes the main High Performance Laboratory located in the Chemistry Building and its associated Laboratory for Agricultural Applications and Supervised Self-Service Mass Spectrometry in the Poultry Science Building.

This includes the Stable Isotope Laboratory located in Ferritor Hall and the Inorganic Mass Spectrometry Laboratory located in the Chemistry Building.

Detailed descriptions of these laboratories, describing the equipment available, their research capabilities, user submission procedures and applicable fees are included in the portions of this site devoted to each of the component laboratories.