Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Lab

Education

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

CH 4210 - Instrumental Analysis

The lecture portion of CH4212; not open to undergraduate chemistry majors.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 2212 and CH 3510(C) and CH 3511(C)

CH 5240 - Advanced Mass Spectrometry

Advanced instrumentation and methods are the focus of this course. Design of various mass analyzers and their advantages and limitations will be reviewed. Advanced identification methods such as tandem mass spectrometric analysis and exact mass analysis will be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 4212 or CH 4222

CH 5241 - Advanced Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Students will learn how to perform mass spectrometry (MS) experiments to identify and quantify molecules. The experiments will include the following method approaches: electrospray ionization (ESI), matrix associated laser desorption ionization (MALDI) and tandem MS analysis (MS/MS).

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 5240
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 4212 or CH 4222
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 ChARM-consult-l@mtu.edu.