Michael Gentile

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Research Technician

Watershed Biogeochemistry Group

Ecosystem Ecology Group


tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 270
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

Mike runs the analytical chemistry section of our laboratory including operation and maintenance of: Dionex ICS3000 for analyses of carbohydrates, organic acids, anions, cations, and nutrients; Sievers 900 and 800 analyzers for the measurements of dissolved organic carbon; OI 1010 TOC analyzer and Thermo-Finnigan DeltaPlus XP Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) for the measurement of 13C-DOC; Agilent 1100 series High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) for the measurement of amino acids. Mike also assists with field sampling, sample processing, and bioreactor operations. He speaks Spanish and has been the primary technician for studies in Costa Rica and Peru.


  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1996.