Our department has a variety of equipment for students to use in laboratory course work and in faculty mentored undergraduate research. The equipment is meant to provide students with a hands-on experience in sample preparation, data collection and data analysis. Students may begin to use instrumentation as early as second semester of their first year of study, but will routinely use the instrumentation during upper level laboratory courses. In addition to small equipment (such as pH meters) the department maintains the following larger equipment for student and faculty use:

  • Synthetic equipment
    • Multiple vacuum manifolds
    • Schlenk glassware
    • Explosion-proof refrigerators
    • Chromatotron radial chromatograph
    • MBraun Solvent Purification System
  • Microwave reactors
    • CEM Discover SP Microwave System w/ ActiVent Technology, 12V
    • CEM MARS Multiuser
  • IR spectrometers
    • BioRad FTS700 FTIR
    • 2 Thermo Scientific, Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer w/ ATR capability
  • NMR
    • Bruker BioSpin Avance III HD 400 Nanobay System
  • Spectrometers
    • Cary 50 UV/Vis
    • Perkin Elmer 305B AA spectrometer
    • PSA atomic fluorescence spectrophotometer
    • Perkin Elmer LS55 Fluorimeter with plate reader
    • Agilent 7700 ICP-MS w/ speciation capability


      • Laser Photonics Nitrogen Laser, Dye Laser, and Frequency doublerSorvall RC28S centrifuge
      • Instrument Specialists Inc (ISI) Differential Scanning Calorimeter Model DSC 550
      • So – Low PH85-5 -80°C freezer
      • BioCold chromatography refrigerator