Geochemistry Laboratory operates as a core-facility to provide analytical services and advice on analytical problems to the researchers within the University as well as External Users (Academic, Government, and Industry) on cost recovery basis.

We also develop new methods customized for challenging analytical problems and carry out research & development projects, to continually improve the capabilities of existing analytical techniques and instrumentation. The laboratories are equipped with state of the art analytical instrumentation, namely for: Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Emission Spectrometry (ICP-ES), Laser Ablation ICP-MS, Microwave Plasma Emission Spectrometry (MP-ES), Ion Chromatography, Sample Preparation Equipment, Microwave Digestion and Wet-Chemistry, and clean room facilities.


Laboratory user fees

ICP-ES/MP-ES/ICP-MS/Ion Chromatography (for solution media).

Contact information

Manager/Faculty scientist

Dr. Nimal De Silva
Tel.: 613-562-5800, ext. 6843
Email: [email protected]

Senior Technician

Ms. Smita Mohanty
Tel.: 613-562-5800, ext. 2990
Email: [email protected]

Laser Ablation ICPMS – Scientist

Dr. Samuel Morfin
Email: [email protected]


  • Prof. Tom Al
  • Prof. Jonathan O’Neil

The Geochemistry Laboratory

Advanced Research Complex, room 435
25 Templeton Street, Ottawa
Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5