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McMaster Regional Centre for Mass Spectrometry (MRCMS)

The McMaster Regional Centre for Mass Spectrometry (MRCMS) has been serving the R&D needs of academia and industry in Canada and the US since it first opened in 1986. Operated by a professional Manager and a Laboratory Technician, MRCMS houses six mass spectrometers. This Facility:

  • Provides service to McMaster community, external institutions and corporations
  • Offers 2-day turnaround for routine samples (depending on resource availability)
  • Will develop special projects as per client requests
  • Capabilities for the structural elucidation/analysis of unknown organic, inorganic, and biochemical materials
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), instrument validation (instrument dependent) and documentation practices

Information regarding MRCMS services and charges is available by contacting the Facility Manager (Kirk Green).

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Facility Staff - Mass Spectrometry

A portrait of Megan Fair.

Megan Fair


Laboratory Technician

1 (905) 525-9140 x 24686
A.N. Bourns Science Building, Room 112D
A portrait of Meera Shanmuganathan.

Meera Shanmuganathan


Manager, Mass Spectrometry Facility

Information Box Group

Mailing Address:
McMaster Regional Centre for Mass Spectrometry
Department of Chemistry – ABB 113
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W. Hamilton, Ont., Canada
L8S 4M1

Voice (905) 525-9140, 23146


  • Micromass/Waters Quattro Ultima (ESI/APCI-LCMS Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer)
  • Sciex 4000 QTRAP (ESI-LCMS Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer)
  • Agilent 6550 (ESI-CE/LCMS QToF Mass Spectrometer)
  • Agilent G1969 (ESI ToF Mass Spectrometer)
  • 2 Agilent 5973/6890 (GCMS)

Services Offered

  • Low resolution EI/GCMS, High resolution EI/CI/GCMS
  • Low resolution ESI/APCI/LCMS, MS/MS
  • High resolution ESI/APCI, MS/MS
  • Quantification in a variety of matrices – method development if required
  • Characterization of unknowns
  • A number of instruments are available for student use, with training