Welcome to the Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry Lab at UT-Austin!  

The TIMS Lab at UT-Austin is a state-of-the-art facility capable of measuring Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Re-Os, U-Th-Pb and U-series isotopes in a variety of materials, with the goal of resolving fundamental questions in the fields of geology, hydrology, archaeology and environmental science.  The TIMS lab is associated with two clean lab facilities where we process water, rock and soil samples as well as a LA-MC-ICPMS facility where we currently measure, Li, Lu-Hf and Pb isotopes.  We plan to add more systems (e.g., Ca, Mg, and Fe) in the future.

Our laboratory does take on contract work and we are always open to collaborate with other researchers.  Please feel free to contact the lab with your ideas!!

Other laboratories within the Jackson School of Geosciences that work in collaboration with the TIMS lab includes an electron microprobe/SEM facility, a high resolution X-ray tomography facility, a quadrupole ICP-MS facility, a high temperature stable isotope facility and a (U-Th)/He and U-Pb Geo-Thermochronology facility.

For more information on the lab, potential collaboration or analytical services, please contact:

Dr. Aaron Satkoski
TIMS Laboratory Manager
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Geological Sciences
2275 Speedway, Stop C9000
Austin, TX 78712-1722
TEL: 512-471-5750
Email: satkoski@jsg.utexas.edu