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Department of

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Scientific Instruments Facilities

instrument room

Undergraduate chemistry & biochemistry students are the main users of our department’s Scientific Instruments Facilities, which contain over $3 million in state-of-the-art equipment.

Students begin to use scientific instruments in lower division classes, and become highly proficient in upper division labs and research projects, where further training and extensive instrument time is available to each student. The multiplicity and diversity of our scientific instruments ensure that each student gets a real hands-on experience with a variety of analytical techniques.

We regularly upgrade and add new instruments to our holdings, thus opening the compass of analytical techniques available to our students. The department has a full-time Director of Scientific Instruments to respond to the growing needs of our curriculum with respect to scientific instrumentation. Our Scientific Instrument Facilities are well maintained and keep up with the latest development in the field of Scientific Instrumentation, thus preparing our students for their future professional demands.






Current scientific instruments in the department include:

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
High Speed Centrifuge
Circular Dichroism spectrophotometer
Cyclic Voltammetry instrument
Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Fluorescence Spectrophotometers
FTIR Spectrometers
Gas chromatographs
Gel Permeation Chromatograph
High Pressure Liquid Chromatographs
Incubator Shaker
Karl Fisher Titrator
Liquid Chromatographs / Fraction Collectors
Fluorescence Microscope (evos, inverted)
Magnetic Susceptibility balance
Mass Spectrometers
Microwave reactor
Nuclear Magnetic spectrometers
Quartz microbalance with dissipative measurements (QCMD)
Western Blot Scanner (Licor C-DIGit Chemiluminescence)
Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer
UV-Vis Spectrophotometers
XRay dual source diffractometer