Hydrogeology Organic Geochemistry Laboratory

The Organic Geochemistry Lab is maintained by Dr. Rick Devlin and consists of 250 square feet of office space and 400 square feet in Moore Hall, a Kansas Geological Survey Building. The space has two dedicated fume hoods and adjoining bench space in a separate laboratory. The Kansas Geological Survey has cold sample storage facilities and dry sample storage shelves. The laboratory is equipped with a Hewlett Packard 1100 HPLC with diode array detector, supporting ChemStation software, and a Hewlett Packard gas chromatograph 6890 with autosampler, FID and PID detectors. The laboratory is completely stocked with glassware, stirrers, chemical cabinets and a 18 mega-ohm, organic-free water system by Barnstead. For the field, I have custom conductance meters for use with multilevel piezometers, portable pH and millivolt meters and pumps. Through the Department of Geology, the organic chemistry group also has access to a van modified to serve as a field laboratory, and access to the GEMS field experimentation site.

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
Complete the online form to be considered for the scholarship award.