Chemistry Department


Modern instrumentation is available to students even in their beginning laboratory experiences. High-throughput autosamplers ensure that all student in the freshman and sophomore courses have the opportunity to analyze data from their own experiment. Upper-level and research students have hands-on access with a wide variety of instrumentation through regular classes and research.

Click on the pictures below for a closer look at some of our instruments.

nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer NMR
fourier transform infra-red spectrometer FTIR
ultra-low freezer UL Freezer
high-performance liquid chromatograph HPLC
reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer TOFMS
  • NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer) - JEOL ECS 400 MHz with 24 position autosampler
  • EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer)- MS5000 Magnettech, Freiburg Instruments
  • FTIR (fourier transform infra-red spectrometer) [3] - Thermo-Nicolet 380 w/diamond ATR and 6700 (two - 1 w/ATR)
  • UV-Vis (ultra-violet - visible scanning spectrometer) [2] - Thermo Genesys 10 and HP 8452A
  • AA (atomic absorption spectrometer) - Varian AA240 Duo dual flame and furnace with autosamplers
  • HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatograph) [3] - Dionex Summit and Waters both with UV/Vis detector, Dionex Ultimate 3000 with amperometric detector
  • IC (ion chromatograph), Dionex 1500 with autosampler
  • GC/MS (gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer) [3] - Agilent/HP 6890N/5073N, 6890/5973, 5890/5971 with autosamplers
  • GC (gas chromatograph) - HP 5890 with FID and autosampler
  • Refrigerated high-speed ultra-centrifuge, Sorvall RC-28S
  • Ultra-Low Freezer [2] - NBS and Revco
  • Flow Cytometer, Accuri Cytometers, Inc.
  • Microplate reader, Biotek Synergy 2
  • TOFMS (reflectron time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer) - Lab-built with mass gate
  • ESI-ITMS (ion trap mass spectrometer with electrospray ionization) - Bruker HCTultra PTM Discovery System
  • Excimer laser, GAM Laser Inc. EX-10/300
  • Nd:YAG laser, Continuum Minilite II (1064, 532, 355, 266 nm output)
  • Dye laser, PTI - GL 302
  • Argon ion laser, ILT 5490
  • PTI Optical Experiment System with monochromator and photomultiplier detector