Raman Spectroscopy Laboratory

The Raman Spectroscopy Laboratory is operated by Dr Craig Marshall. The laboratory has a Renishaw inVia Reflex Spectrometer and combined Raman and FTIR system - Iluminat IR II. This fully automated Raman, confocal Raman, Raman imaging (StreamlineTM Plus fast chemical imaging) is combined with an Iluminat IR II system capable of transmission, reflection, and diamond attenuated total reflectance (ATR) microspectroscopic applications. The Raman imagin system is equipped with 4 sources of internal laser  with 5 excitation wavelengths (HeCd: 325 nm, Argon Ion: 488 and 514.5 nm, NIR diode: 785 nm, and ND:YAG: 1064 nm), a full range of objectives (5X, 20X, 50X, and 100X) and UV objectives (15X and 40X), high resolution digital camera, StreamLineTM Plus fast chemical imaging. The new StreamLineTM Plus technology, from Renishaw, enables you to produce Raman chemical images far faster than has been possible before from previous Raman systems.

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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.