The Skidmore Analytical Interdisciplinary Laboratory (SAIL) is a suite of modern instrumentation for chemical analysis. Established by the collaborative efforts of faculty across the sciences, SAIL welcomes researchers of all disciplines in search of answers to scientific questions. Our resources include instrumentation for elemental, ion, molecular, and functional analysis. This range of capabilities allows for the study of a wide variety of materials from compounds synthesized in a laboratory to stream and soil samples. Some of our instrumentation has been used to non-destructively examine artifacts and art objects, as well as living plants and insects.
In addition to faculty research and laboratory classes, SAIL is available for class demonstrations, workshops, open houses and outreach projects. SAIL is also open to local community colleges and high schools. If you are interested in bringing your project to SAIL, please contact SAIL Instrumentation Manager Lisa Quimby.