Appalachian Laboratory

Personnel

Water Chemistry Analytical Laboratory

Current Members

Katie Kline, Lab Manager

Katie has been managing Water Chemistry Laboratory since 1994. Please direct any questions about submitting samples for analysis or other inquiries to Katie:

Katie Kline, Water Chemistry Lab Manager
UMCES - Appalachian Laboratory
301 Braddock Road
katie.kline@umces.edu
301-689-7122

Jim Garlitz, Senior Faculty Research Assistant

Jim has been working in the Water Chemistry Laboratory for more than 15 years.  He runs most of our nutrient analysis on our Lachat Flow Injection Colorimetry Systems and is also responsible for running our Carbon analyzer.

Briana Rice, Faculty Research Assistant

Briana has been at AL since 2013.  She is primarily responsible for analysis of anions by Ion Chromatograpy and trace metals by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry.  

Ian Smith, Faculty Research Assistant

In addition to extensive research and field responsibilities, Ian also helps out part-time in the Water Chemistry Laboratory.  He runs our Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer for base cations.

Stephanie Siemek, Lab Assistant

In addition to all the rigors associated with pursuing her Ph.D., Stephanie also helps out part-time in the Water Chemistry Laboratory with sample processing and wet chemistry analysis.  

Joe Acord, Laboratory Assistant

While pursuing a Masters' degree, Joe also helps out part-time in the lab with sample processing and wet chemistry.