Biogeochemistry Services

Biogeochemistry Service Department

The Biogeochemistry Service Department provides valuable services to the scientific community. Our services include:

  • Elemental analysis of aqueous and solid samples using Laser Ablation/ ICP-MS

  • Sample preparation (e.g. standards preparation, dilutions, sample cleaning, concentration screening)

Billing Rates

TAMU System Users
Laser Ablation/ICP-MS: $1,069/8hr day*

Sample Preparation: $500/8hr day

External Users
Laser Ablation/ICP-MS/Sample Preparation: $1,500/8hr day*

*1 day minimum charge


Reservations are required. Service Department will run scheduled samples on a first-come, first-served basis. For scheduling, please contact us at 409-740-4780 or


Shipping will be paid for by the customer. Please include a Sample Submission Form with your samples. We will dispose of the samples one month after analysis unless the customer specifies that they are to be returned. If so, the customer will need to provide a pre-paid FedEx shipping label.

Contact information

Service Department Manager
Dr. Jay Rooker

Jessica Lee

Laser Ablation/ICP-MS
Dr. Saijin Zhang

Mailing address for samples

Biogeochemistry Service Department
Attn: Jessica Lee
Department of Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Bldg. 3029 Suite 240
1001 Texas Clipper Rd.
Galveston, TX 77554