The Department of Chemistry is located in Berliner Hall.  Our modern building is well-equipped and houses classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. Small laboratory class sizes promote close student-faculty interaction and hands-on use of our sophisticated equipment.  Instrumentation located in the Chemistry Department’s laboratories includes:

Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Lab
Chemistry Lab
  • JEOL ECS 400 MHz FT-NMR spectrometer
  • Waters ACUITY I-Class UPLC with Xevo G2-XS TOF-MS
  • Agilent 1100 HPLC-DAD
  • Agilent 1200 UPLC-DAD
  • Agilent 7820 GC-FID and GC-ECD with autosampler
  • Agilent 6890N GC-FID
  • Agilent 7890A GC-MS (5975C) with autosampler
  • Bruker Scion TQ GC-MS/MS with Peak hydrogen generator
  • Three Bruker Alpha FT-IR spectrometers with single- and multi-bounce ATRs
  • Varian Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Nanodrop microscale fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Bruker PicoFox total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectrometer
  • Two advanced Cary 300 UV-Vis spectrophotometers
  • Ten Thermo spectrometers (Spectronic 200E)
  • Implen N80 nanophotometer (droplet and cuvette) UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Bio-Rad and MJ research thermal cyclers
  • Agilent G1600A capillary electrophoresis system
  • Agilent bioanalyzer microchip electrophoresis
  • Two Perkin-Elmer Pyris differential scanning calorimeters (DSC)
  • Parr oxygen bomb calorimeter
  • Two rotary evaporators (Buchi and IKA)
  • BioRad MyCycler PCR workstation
  • ThermoFisher QuantStudio 5 real-time PCR system
  • Two VWR Symphony vacuum drying ovens
  • Numerous analytical balances (Mettler)
  • Three Eppendorf centrifuges (varying sizes) for cell processing and protein separation
  • Melles Griot argon laser
  • Wyatt laser light scattering photometer
  • Waters/Viscotek Gel Permeation Chromatograph (GPC) with triple detectors
  • Wyatt Optilab interferometer refractometer
  • Cannon temperature bath/viscometer system
  • Mettler FP80 softening point apparatus
  • Brookfield digital viscometer
  • Bausch and Lomb refractometer
  • Brookfield rotational viscometer
  • GE FPLC protein purification systems
  • Four BioRad protein gel electrophoresis systems
  • Two molecular device plate readers (Droplet UV-Vis Spectrometers and Fluorimeters)
  • Magnetic susceptibility balance
  • Microwave reactor and sample extractor
  • pH meters
  • Vernier workstation and multiple probes

Additionally, 20 laptops equipped with Delta, Spartan, and ChemDraw software are maintained in Berliner Hall by the Chemistry and Physics departments for class use. Students also have access to all the American Chemical Society (ACS) journals as well as other selected chemical literature online and in the University’s main library.