Academics

Facilities

The Department of Chemistry is housed in the University's Science Building. Facilities include laboratory space for faculty and graduate student research; glass blowing, machine and electronic shops; and access to the Healey Library's science collection.

The University has recently acquired $125 million to build a new Science complex, and the Chemistry Department is expected to move to the new, state of the art facility in about 5 years time.

Research facilities currently available include:

  • Numerous UV-VIS, IR, and FT-IR spectrophotometers
  • laser-Raman spectrophotometer
  • NMR spectrometer
  • electron spin resonance equipment
  • A fully equipped laboratory for X-ray crystallographic studies
  • CW, pulsed, and tunable dye lasers
  • Electroanalytical equipment
  • Analytical and preparative gas chromatographs
  • High pressure liquid chromatograph
  • Extensive computing facilities
  • Atomic absorption spectrometers
  • Mass spectrometers
  • ORD/CD instrumentation
  • Departmental laptops for data acquisition and computing labs