Our lab contains a variety of instruments for analysis of environmental samples. We specialize in analysis of trace metals  and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water, soil, sediment, and biological tissues.

Click picture to see: Clean Hands, Dirty Hands Trace-Metals Training Video by Amina Schartup



Click picture to see:

Lake Melville Fish Dissection Video by Summer Research Assistant Ben Rosand


Agilent 6460 Triple Quadrupole LC-MS/MS with Flexcube online SPE & Parker NitroFlow lab generator

Organomation N-EVAP

Offline SPE

LAMBDA OMNICOLL Fraction Collector

Organic compounds extraction and preparation area

Metrohm Combustion Ion Chromatogram

Metrohm Combustion Ion Chromatogram 919 Autosampler

PerkinElmer Series II CHNS/O Analyzer

Thermo iCAP Q ICP-MS

Tekran model 2700 Methyl Mercury Analyzer &

Tekran 2600 CVAFS Mercury Analysis System

Nippon direct mercury analyzer

Laminar flow hood and acid resistant hood

Mettler Toledo XPE semi-microbalance

Shimadzu TOC-L Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

Thermo Precision 180 Series heated water bath

Branson 3800 sonicator

Neptune MC-ICPMS in the Johnston Lab used for Hg isotope analysis


Sunderland Lab

Group Administrator: Brenda Mathieu

Address: 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

E-mail:  bmathieu [at]

Phone: +1 (617) 496-5745

Fax: +1 (617) 495-4551