Facilities & Equipment

Students have exceptional access to modern, state-of-the-art instrumentation in a new (2007) teaching, learning, and research facility! Students receive hands-on training on all major pieces of instrumentation, most of which have been replaced or significantly upgraded since 2000.

Our commitment to exposing students to high-quality instrumentation starts in General Chemistry classes, in which laptop computers interfaced to probes and spectrometers are routinely used. Students become proficient on a variety of advanced instrumentation as well as theoretical modeling techniques using state-of-the-art computers in our dedicated computational chemistry laboratory.

Selected Instrumentation

Varian Unity 200 MHz NMR Spectrometer
Thermo Nicolet iS5 ATR-FTIR Spectrometer
Thermo Solaar M5 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (flame and graphite furnace)
Thermo iCAP 7000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer
Agilent 8453 UV/Vis Diode Array Spectrometer
HP 5890 Gas Chromatograph-Flame Ionization Detector
HP 5890/5973 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer and ECD
Torion Tridion-9 portable GCMS
Bruker Tracer III-V+ handheld XRF spectrometer
Ocean Optics HR2000 Fiber Optic Spectrometer
Agilent 1100 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
Amersham Biosciences Fast Protein Liquid Chromatograph w/fraction collector
Bio-Rad Versa-Doc Imaging System
Bio-Rad PROTEAN Isoelectric Focusing Cell
Sorvall RC-5B Refrigerated Superspeed Centrifuge
Labconco Freeze Drying System
Jobin-Yvor Fluoromax-4 Fluorescence Spectrometer
EcoChemie Autolab Bipotentiostat
CEM MARS Microwave Reaction System
CEM Discover Benchmate Microwave Synthesizer