CASIF was established in early 2010 with funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and UMCES. Faculty who contributed to the NSF proposal come from four institutions in the central Appalachian Mountains: the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory (AL)West Virginia University (WVU)Frostburg State University (FSU) and the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI). Besides these institutions, CASIF has analyzed thousands of samples for a variety of clients at institutions including Oxford University, Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Maryland College Park, University of Minnesota, University of Porto (Portugal), Virginia Military Institute, and many more.

Preparing our laboratory for installation of the IRMS involved extensive renovations. Visit our time series of laboratory renovations to learn more.