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Mission Statement

The Environmental Analytical Laboratory (EAL) is a multi-user facility within the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) at the UC Merced campus. The core facility houses an array of state-of-art instrumentation and supporting sample preparation and separation equipment that covers a wide range of analytical needs for measurements of major and trace elements, organic and inorganic compounds. The EAL provides essential analytical resources in support of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education programs in environmental, biological, the Earth systems, and ecological sciences and engineering.

The mission of the EAL is to facilitate campus wide research and education programs and foster inter- and multi-disciplinary collaboration among campus researchers and partners in public and private sectors by providing instrumentation and analytical expertise. Our objectives are to make expensive but frequently needed multi-purpose instruments available to all researchers at a modest cost, and to provide technical support to meet their analytical needs.

Service Available

The EAL offers a full range of analytical services including easy access to all instruments through self-operation, sample drop-ff service for certain instruments, user training, and technical consultation and assistance in method developments and preparation of research proposals that involve in the use of the facility's instruments. Please click recharge rates for on campus user fee structures.

Contact Information

The EAL is located in Science & Engineering Building Room 201.

Please contact Liying Zhao lzhao4@ucmerced.edu or 209 233 1728 for information regarding lab usage.

Mailing and Physical Address:
EAL, Science & Engineering Bldg. Rm. 201
Sierra Nevada Research Institute
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343


Acknowledgment: some contents on this site are adapted from Imaging & Microscopy Facility (IMF) as a courtesy of Michael Dunlap.