The Department of Geological Sciences has several state-of the art facilities and equipment for use by faculty, students, and external parties.

Hydrogeology Facilities

The Hydrogeology lab is composed of a high performance computer laboratory and a hydraulic properties and sediment size analysis laboratory. The computer lab contains 6 single Pentium IV computers, and 5 dual Pentium IV workstations with between 512M and 2GB of memory for large three dimensional simulations.

ICP-MS Laboratory

We operate a state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific ICAP Q quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). Equipment, sample types and fees information.


The XRF laboratory at Michigan State University installed a Bruker S4 PIONEER –  a 4 kW wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (WDXRF). Equipment, sample preparation and fees information.