Stable Isotope Mass Spec lab

Konza Prairie Biological Station

Division of Biology - Kansas State University

The Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (SIMSL) in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University is managed by Troy Ocheltree and directed by Jesse Nippert. The laboratory is dedicated to the stable isotopic (‰) and elemental (%) analysis of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O) and Hydrogen (H) in organic and inorganic phases (solids, liquids and gases). 


 The Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory is intended to be a hands-on teaching facility for the students (undergraduate and graduate) at Kansas State University, and a regional research facility for stable isotope users. The lab supports research in a multitude of natural science disciplines, including ecology, soil science, agronomy, and geology.  In addition to supporting stable isotope-based research in Kansas, the lab will also analyze samples for other interested researchers.  SIMSL is currently accepting samples for C, N, and O analysis.