GC-isotope ratio MS (Trace 1300 — Delta V Plus)
GC-isotope ratio MS (Trace 1300 — Delta V Plus)
PhD student in the lab
  • C/N/S elemental analyser
  • Gas chromatography (Trace 1310 — FID/TCD)
  • GC-mass spectrometry (dual-detector GC/MS-FID Trace 1300 ISQ)
  • GC-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (Trace 1300 — Delta V Plus)
  • GHG-GC (Trace 1300 — FID/ECD)
  • Size exclusion chromatography (LC-OCD-OND; Doc Labor Stuttgart)
  • UV-VIS / FDOM CDOM spectrometer (Aqualog, HPLC Flowcell)
  • Portable DOC analyser (M5310 C)
  • Ion chromatography (Integrion RIFC, RFID; anion/cation configuration)
  • Nutrient analyser for seawater and freshwater (Gallery Plus)
  • DIC coulometer (UIC Inc.)

Advanced aquarium facilities

  • State of the art aquarium (360 m2)
  • Saltwater system 60 000 litres
  • Freshwater system 15 000 litres
  • Eight independent climate controlled wet laboratories, each with gas mixing supplies


Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t
Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t
Shell flow bench
  • 2 Dynchem α Sorptionanalyser, recording adsorption isotherms up to 30 MPa and up to 80C (available in spring 2018)
  • Dynchem Permeameter, recording permeability on matrix or fractured samples at pore pressure up to 30 MPa, confining pressure up to 50 MPa (available in spring 2018)
  • Triaxial rig, to record frictional properties of fault gauges and fault permeability evolution with sheer deformation (available from summer 2018)
  • Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t to study surface area and pore size distribution between several Angstrom and few hundred nanometers (up and running)
  • Shell flow bench, as a generous donation from Shell Global Solutions, containing 4 flow cells to perform long term hydro-chemical-mechanical testing of low permeability rocks. Currently under re-design (operational in summer 2018)

Marine ecology and deep sea technology

The 'Anonyx' benthic camera lander (Sweetman group).
The 'Anonyx' benthic camera lander (Sweetman group).
The deep-sea benthic chamber lander (Sweetman group)
PhD student in the lab
  • Respirometer or benthic chamber lander
  • Baited-camera lander
  • Deep-sea microprofiling lander

Modelling and visualisation

  • 3D visualisation suite


PCR cycler
PCR cycler and Qubit 4 Fluorometer
Digital PCR cycler (QS 3D) and lab in general
 Quantitative PCR cycler (QS 3)
  • Digital PCR cycler (QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System, Applied Biosystems)
  • Quantitative PCR cycler (QuantStudio 3 Real-Time PCR System, Applied Biosystems)
  • Gradient PCR cycler (Veriti 96-Well Thermal Cycler, Applied Biosystems)
  • Gel electrophoresis and visualisation
  • Sterile cabinet room with two laminar flow hoods
  • Anaerobic microbiology facilities
PhD student working on a GC-IRMS