News and Events:
- NABS Annual Meeting, May 2011, "Influence of Alum Addition On Metal and Nutrient Cycling in Grand Lake Saint Marys's", Geraldine Nogaro, Chad Hammerschmidt, Amy Burgin
The EAF started in October 2008 as an initiative put forth by the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Michele Wheatly, and the Vice President for Research, Dr. Jack Bantle, to further develop the research infrastructure on campus.
The Environmental Analytical Facility's purpose is to provide chemical analytical services, training and support to WSU researchers; including faculty, research staff, and students. The centralization of analytical methods is intended to facilitate scholarly research by improving efficiency in sample analysis for funded research projects thereby providing more time for researchers to focus on other aspects of their research. In keeping with the above purpose, the EAF fees for services are set to maintain the condition of the facility so that these services will be available to WSU researchers for years to come. Facility usage fees are based upon the cost of consumables and the cost of regular maintenance. The EAF is currently staffed by two Senior Research Chemists, Mr. Garrett Van Ness and Mr. Joseph Solch. The combined level of effort from these two chemists is 40 hours per week..