Researchers may become ChARM instrument Trusted Users after completing the appropriate training in conjunction with repeatedly demonstrating responsible use of instruments as Technician Guided Users. Graduate students are required to take formal Advanced Mass Spectrometry as part of their academic training to become Trusted Users of the Orbitrap Elite mass spectrometer system. This in conjunction with several hours of research specific use as a Technician Guided User is generally sufficient. For other less intensive instruments, students can advance to Trusted Users after several hours of Technician Guided User time.

Analytical Chemistry Courses for Michigan Tech Students

Researcher using mass spectrometer 

Informal Training for Research 

Informal training of students for advanced research tasks involving ChARM instrumentation or software is available on a case-by-case basis and a fee may apply. Interested Principal Investigators should contact ChARM faculty or staff or request an appointment via