Stable Isotope Laboratory Facility

SIL ER-5042The Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) of Memorial University works under the administration of the CREAIT Network. The SIL performs analyses of the stable isotopes of C, N, H and O in various sample types, and also performs general gas chromatography. The facility is located in the Earth Sciences Building in two lab spaces (ER-4006 and ER-5042). The SIL has two active isotope ratio mass spectrometers, several peripherals for sample introduction, additional gas chromatographs for general qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis, a weighing room and some sample preparation space.

The SIL performs analyses for various departments at MUN, for other universities, and for the government.

Our mandate is to facilitate research and training at Memorial University. We perform analyses in support of research, and work with supervisors and students in developing methods for new applications. We also provide instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in isotope ratio mass spectrometry techniques and in gas chromatography.


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Alison PyeGeert Van Biesen, PhD
Stable Isotope Lab CoordinatorResearch Laboratory Associate
Tel: (709) 864-3217Tel: (709) 864-4037
Office: ER-5034                                       Office: ER-5028
Laboratory: ER-5042                               Laboratory: ER-4006
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Alexander Murray Building
St. John's, NL
Canada A1B 3X5
Fax: (709) 864-2589



230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000