Biogeochemistry Core Facility

Being competitive in today's world of engineering requires keeping up with rapidly changing technology. The Biogeochemistry Core Facility (BCF) contains modern, cutting-edge instrumentation to support student and faculty ecological and environmental research. Access to the BCF gives graduate and undergraduate students the tools needed to produce the highest-quality research, and the opportunity to acquire experience in operating some of today's most sophisticated analytical instruments.

The BCF Lab is an interdepartmental facility, funded in part by the following: NSF EPSCoR, SD Center for Biocomplexity, the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines), NSF Major Research Instrumentation, and PACE.

The following are contacts for the lab:

Dr. P.V. Sundareshwar, Director of BCF, and Associate Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Phone: (605) 394-2291; Fax: (605) 394-6061;

Dr. Lisa Kunza, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Phone (605) 394-2449; Fax: (605) 394-6061

Dr. James Stone, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Phone: (605) 394-2443; Fax: (605) 394-5172; Website:

Dr. Scott Kenner, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Phone: (605) 394-2513; Fax: (605) 394-5170; Website:

Dr. Larry Stetler, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering,Phone: (605) 394-2464; Website:

Dr. Edward Duke, Manager, Analytical Characterization and Testing Labororatory (ACT) Lab, Institute of Multi-scale Material Developments and Processes, Phone: (605) 394-2388; Website: