William (Bill) Mark

Bill (B.Sc., Waterloo) oversees solid sample, elemental analyzer (EA) based isotope analysis. Covering the preparation and analysis of 13C and 15N in solid samples on the Thermo Finnigan-DeltaplusXL/ Costech 4010 continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometer (CF-IRMS); the determination of 34S in inorganic and organic materials on the Micromass-Isochrom / Costech 4010-EA CF-IRMS; and 18O analysis of solid samples on the IsoPrime CF-IRMS through high temperature pyrolysis using the Elementar Pyrocube EA. Bill assists in trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair of the mass spectrometers and related peripheral equipment, as well as updating computer hardware and analytical / operating software.