Facilities & Instrumentation

The Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics Department is housed in the Science and Technology Center on our Lawrenceville Campus.  This building was recently renovated, providing better spaces for both teaching and research laboratories.  Each of the teaching laboratories is designed to hold a maximum of 16 students, ensuring that laboratory sections are small.  The building also has two full computer labs for use by all science students and additional computer access points throughout the building.  The general chemistry and physics laboratories are further equipped with computers and instrumental interfaces so that experimental data can be collected digitally to allow students greater ability in data analysis.

Each of the chemistry and biochemistry faculty members also has their own separate research laboratory equipped with specialty glassware, equipment and chemicals necessary for their individual research programs.  The faculty further shares the departmental instruments and resources listed below:

  • Bruker 300 MHz FT-NMR Spectrometer
  • Rigaku Ultima IV X-Ray Powder Diffractometer
  • Thermo Fisher Trace Ultra Gas Chromatograph (GC)
  • Thermo Fisher Finnigan Surveyor HPLC
  • Thermo Fisher Finnigan LCQ Advantage Mass Spectrometer (MS)
  • Thermo Fisher Finnigan LCQ Advantage ESI & APCI Ionization Sources
  • Bruker Vector 22 FTIR w/ ATR capability
  • CEM Discover Microwave
  • Perkin Elmer 1600 FTIR
  • JASCO P-1020 Digital Polarimeter
  • New Brunswick Scientific Excella 25 Incubator Shaker
  • Baird 2070 Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Emission Spectrometer
  • Ocean Optics Spectrofluorimeter
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 25 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Spectronic 20 UV/Vis Spectrometers (8)
  • Lindberg Programmable Ovens (4)
  • Vernier Logger Pro Computer Interface Systems (15)
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Drying Ovens
  • Vacuum Drying Ovens
  • Rotary Evaporators
  • Parr Bomb Calorimeter
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge
  • Neslab Constant Temperature Water Baths (4)
  • Digital Analytical Balances
  • pH Meters
  • GAMESS & MOPAC Molecular Modeling Software with WebMO Interface
  • ChemDraw
  • SciFinder Scholar