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
  • Agilent 1100 HPLC-DAD
  • Agilent 1200 UPLC-DAD
  • Hewlett-Packard 5890 GC-MS
  • Agilent 7820 GC-FID and GC-ECD with autosampler
  • Bruker Scion TQ GC-MS/MS with Peak hydrogen generator
  • Two 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 spectroscopy (TXRF)
  • Four advanced UV-Vis spectrophotometers (Two Cary 300, Perkin-Elmer with PMT and one CCD array)
  • Ten Thermo spectrometers (Spectronic 200E)
  • Implen N80 nanophotometer (droplet and cuvette) Uv-Vis spectrometer
  • Bio-Rad and MJ research thermal cyclers
  • Agilent capillary electrophoresis G1600A
  • Agilent bioanalyzer microchip electrophoresis
  • Two Perkin-Elmer Pyris differential scanning calorimeters (DSC)
  • Two rotary evaporators (Buchi and IKA)
  • BioRad MyCycler PCR workstation
  • 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.