Labs and Equipment

Whether enrolled in chemistry and biochemistry courses or engaged in collaborative research with faculty, our students have complete access to top-of-the-line, modern facilities and equipment.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry occupies 27,000 sq. ft. of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology built in 2003. Teaching laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories to support learning and faculty-student research.

A $1 million grant from the Fletcher-Jones Foundation provided funding to purchase instrumentation and equipment for biochemical research now housed in the Center. Through external grants and internal support we continue to provide cutting edge instrumentation for teaching and research. In the new facility, each faculty member has 475 sq. ft. of well-equipped research space in a laboratory that accommodates 4-5 students.

Tammy Dwyer lab

The department also has a molecular modeling facility with 12 PC desktop; 12 Unix/Linux workstations; a server cluster with molecular modeling software; and an eighteen dual-processor Xeon cluster for computational chemistry.

Instrumentation includes:

  • Photon Technologies and Jasco fluorimeters
  • Jasco circular dichroism spectropolarimeter
  • Double beam UV-Vis instruments with temperature control, multi cell and solid state accessory
  • Jasco UV-Vis/Near-IR spectrophotometer
  • Jasco FT-IR spectrometers with ATR attachments
  • "Varian Atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Varian HPLC
  • "Bruker & ThermoElectron GCMS
  • ThermoElectron LC-MS
  • Personal Chemistry microwave reactor
  • Varian Inova-500 and Mercury-400 NMR spectrometers
  • Laser laboratory
  • "Molecular Modeling facility: 12 UNIX / Linus workstations & 12 PC desktops"
  • Advanced Automated Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) station (BioRad)
  • Jasco FPLC
  • "Bruker Xray diffractometer Apex II Dup

Complete list of instrument holdings