Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies

Innovative Research & Discovery for a Sustainable Future


TRIES Analytical Laboratory

The TRIES Analytical Laboratory provides quality analytical services and method development to Sam Houston State University's academic community, local communities, and industrial, commercial, and municipal clientele. We are guided in operations by safety, data integrity, laboratory ethics, quality, and service, and we continually strive to build and strengthen collaborative relationships.

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We ensure accuracy, reliability, and consistency of our biomass testing program through robust standard operating procedures (SOPs), calibrated and validated equipment, and regular external and internal assessments. Our internal assessments include the implementation of quarterly quality assurance practices that involve testing known standards and controls alongside duplicating samples multiple times to ensure consistent results.

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Our Mission

To advance scholarly science research among university faculty and students, promote quality environmental testing and monitoring services, and enhance practical experience with laboratory instrumentation for educational advancement.

Our Values

Integrity in all scientific endeavors, commitment to quality and continuous improvement, and respect for ethical standards and regulatory compliance.

Our Vision

To become a leading research and testing institution recognized for excellence in science and environmental stewardship.