Facilities & Strengths

The Department of Chemistry maintains an array of instruments and equipment to support teaching and research, including:

  • a 400 MHz FT-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer with a multi-nuclear broadband probe
  • FT-infrared (IR) spectrometers
  • an FT-Raman spectrometer with microprobe
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometers
  • a fully equipped laser lab
  • multiple gas chromatographs (GCs)
  • multiple high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems
  • a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • a liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer (LC-MS)
  • multiple microwave synthesizers

In addition, students have access to other shared instruments within the Natural Sciences, such as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic absorption (AA) spectrophotometer. Chemistry majors have full access to all facilities and equipment. Instruments are incorporated into the curriculum, so that students enter the research laboratory with familiarity and hands-on experience with these important tools.