Facilities

The Western Michigan University Department of Geosciences maintains the following facilities to support research and education.

Aqueous Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The Aqueous Biogeochemistry Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Carla Koretsky, is housed in Haenicke Hall and offers modern research equipment for biogeochemical research.

Asylum Lake Research and Training Site

The Asylum Lake Research and Training Site was developed by the Department of Geosciences at the Asylum Lake property for course work and advanced graduate study. Most of the geophysical tests, field work and training for the Hydrogeology Field Course is conducted at this site.

Carbonate Sedimentology Laboratory

The Carbonate Sedimentology Laboratory,directed by Dr. William Harrison, is located within the Michigan Geological Repository for research and Education. It comprises of high-end research materials and a student library.

Earth Science Remote Sensing Lab

The Earth Science Remote Sensing Lab is located in Wood Hall and is supervised by Dr. Mohamed Sultan.

Geomicrobiology Laboratory

The Geomicrobiology Laboratory is located in Haenicke Hall and is supervised by Dr. Johnson Haas. Geomicrobiology research is conducted in this lab.

Geotechnical Laboratory

The Geotechnical Laboratory, housed in Haenicke Hall, is comprised of high-end research equipment for studying slope stability, study of soil moisture and engineering characterization of soil.

Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education

MGRRE, directed by Dr. William Harrison, is the most comprehensive archive of geological samples and data in the state of Michigan.

Near-surface Geophysics Laboratory

The Near-surface Geophysics Laboratory, equipped with high-end research equipment needed for conducting geophysical research, is supervised by Dr. Bill Sauck.

Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum

The Lloyd J. Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum is located on the first floor of Rood Hall and has an impressive display of rocks, minerals and fossils.

Stable Isotope Laboratory

The Stable Isotyope Laboratory, equipped with advanced equipments for isotope research, is supervised by Dr. R.V. Krishnamurthy.