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Campus Wide Mass Spectrometry Center

Overview of Services

For over thirty years the CWMSC has assisted Purdue researchers by providing quality mass spectrometry data for solving significant scientific questions. The initial charge to the CWMSC was to not just provide routine mass analysis but also solve the significant and difficult problems that arise in the Purdue research community. The CWMSC works with a diverse group of researchers, typically encompassing greater than 25 different departments on campus in a given year. Services encompass a wide range of mass spectrometric ionization and sample introduction methods. The director and staff mass spectrometrists are available for consultation on the appropriate mass spectrometric techniques to solve a given problem and for assistance in analyzing mass spectra.

Rates per hour*


Consortium member

Other internal


Agilent 6550 Q-Tof $45.00 $60.00 $115.00
Agilent 5975C GCMS $30.00 $45.00 $100.00
HP 5989 GCMS $30.00 $45.00 $80.00
Thermo LTQ Orbitrap Classic $30.00 $45.00 $80.00
AB-Sciex 4800 MALDI Tof/Tof $30.00 $45.00 $89.00
AB Voyager MALDI Tof/Tof $30.00 $45.00 $85.00
Thermo Element II ICP-MS $30.00 $45.00 $70.00
Agilent 6320 Ion Trap $30.00 $45.00 $69.00
Labor $40.00 $72.00 $132.00

*Standard charge for analysis of one sample is 20 mins of instrument time and 10 mins of labor. Sample prep not included.



Ryan T. Hilger, Interim Director

Location and Hours of Operation


WTHR 144-157 

560 Oval Drive

West Lafayette, IN  47907

Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm



720 Clinic Drive

West Lafayette, IN  47907

Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm

Links and Resources

Purdue University: Mass Spectrometry


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ryan T. Hilger
Interim Director
BRWN 4151
Connie Bonham
Instrument Specialist
Arlene Rothwell
Instrument Specialist
WTHR 145


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