The Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a multi-instrument resource for the state of Alaska. It specializes in surface and elemental analysis as well as electron microscopy. In addition to the instrumentation it also houses support sample preparation facilities. AIL is located on the UAF campus in the Reichardt Building.
The Department maintains a computer lab for student and faculty use for coursework and research.
The Geochronology Laboratory at UAF conducts research in determining the ages of rocks and minerals using the 40Ar/39Ar step-heating dating method. Major areas of research emphasis include determining the tectonic history of Alaska and adjacent Russia, determining the relationship between plutonism and ore mineralization and determining the eruptive history of Alaska's volcanoes.
The Department of Geology and Geophysics offers poster printing services to students and faculty in our department, and supports poster presentations by students in several CNSM department courses.
The remote sensing group Spectroscopy Lab focuses on geological and ecological research. The purpose of the facility is to train students, support remote sensing research trhough ground calibration/validation data collection, and to collaborate with state and prive industry.
The UAF Experimental Petrology Lab contains an array of high pressure and temperature equipment used to recreate the conditions of subsurface magma plumbing systems. Coupled with the analytical equipment housed within AIL, the Experimental Petrology Lab provides powerful tools that compliment UAF's broad research experitise in Volcanology.