Analytical Core

Dr. Hiroyasu Tachikawa
Faculty Manager
Ph: (601)979-3485
Mr. Manliang Feng
Lab Technician
Ph: (601) 979-3718
Facility Overview
The Analytical Core Laboratory (ACL) constitutes one of the multiuser core facilities of the RCMI Center for Environmental Health at Jackson State University. There are twelve (12) spectroscopic and chromatographic instruments in the ACL at present which are housed in four separate rooms (521, 529, 523 and 546) in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. 
Specific Aims
  • To provide spectroscopic and chromatographic equipment to investigators of pilot projects in the RCMI Program as well as investigators in other programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology for their research needs.
  • To acquire new analytical instruments as well as computers and printers to satisfy the needs of the user community.
  • To respond to the needs for obtaining analytical information in a timely manner.
  • To offer workshops for using major equipment including LC/MS/MS, CE/MS/MS, LC-ICP/MS, Raman microscope system, and FT-IR as well as other conventional instruments at least once each semester for each instrument.


Current Core Facility Resources
  • HP (Hewlett Packard) Model 6890/5973 GC-MS (Gas Chromatography /Mass Spectrometer
  • Varian, Model Cary 3E UV-Vis (Ultra Violet-Visible) Spectrometer
  • Instruments S.A. Model FluoroMax-2 Spectrofluorometer
  • Shimadzu Model AA-6701 (atomic absorption) spectrometer
  • Shimadzu Model 17A GC/ECD (Gas Chromatograph/Electron Capture Detector)
  • Spex Model Raman Spectrometer
  • Varian Model Cary 300 Bio UV-Vis Spectrometer
  • HP Model 1100 HPLC with UV absorption and fluorescence detectors
  • Nicolet Model Nexus 870 FT-IR Spectrometer/Auto Image System
  • Finnigan MAT Model Duo-10000 LC/MS/MS System
  • Finnigan LCQ DECA/ESI Bundel with an LCQ NANO Spray Ion Source (CE/MS)
  • Amersham Biosciences ÄKTA FPLC (Model 18-1118-67) with Fraction Collector