Facilities and Resources

  • Chemistry lab work

  • Chemistry lab class

  • Chemistry lab equipment

  • Chemistry lab experiment

Lab classrooms

Temple Hall is home to the lab classrooms for the chemical science courses. Our state-of-the-art instruments in these labs make it an excellent place for students to gain solid, hands-on experience preparing for a career in the field or continued education. Even as underclassmen, students will have access to our recently renovated teaching labs in Temple 326, 413, 432, 435, 440, and 444.

Science Scholars Lab

Greenwood Laboratory School is home to state-of-the-art, LEED-certified science labs. Our chemistry education students can observe and teach in these classrooms through practicum and student teaching opportunities, allowing them to use the most current equipment for teaching scientific principles.

Jordan Valley Innovation Center

The Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) is the home for high-tech research. The focus at JVIC is environmentally friendly projects with an applied research emphasis on biomaterials, nanotechnology, carbon-based electronics, biomedical instrument development and energy. Chemistry students can gain cutting-edge research experience through internships with JVIC affiliates.


Instruments available in the Chemistry Department include the following:

  • 400 MHz Varian INOVA Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer
  • VERTEX 70 Fourier Transform Infrared / Raman Spectrometer (BRUKER)
  • NanoBrook Omni Particle Sizer and BI-ZTU Autotitrator (Brookhaven Instruments)
  • Jasco (J-815) Circular Dichroism Spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 650 UV-VIS Spectrometer
  • Cary 60 UV-VIS Spectrometer (Agilent Technologies)
  • HP 8453 UV-VIS Spectrometer (Hewlett Packard)
  • Horiba QM-8075-21-C Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer LS 55 Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Agilent Technologies GC-MS (GC-7820A, MSD-5978 series)
  • HP 6890 GC (Hewlett Packard)
  • Two Varian 430 GCs
  • Two Varian Prostar HPLCs
  • Agilent 7900 Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer
  • AAnalyst 300 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer)
  • Varian SpectrAA 220 FS Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • SDT Q600 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TA Instruments-Waters LLC)

Instruments available through close association between Chemistry and other science departments include the following:

  • X-Ray Diffractometer (Bruker, Model Discover 8)
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FEI Quanta 200 with Oxford X-Ray Microanalysis System)
  • The LabRAM Horiba Jobin Yvon HR800 micro-Raman-photoluminescence system
  • Quantum Design MPMS XL-5 SQUID Magnetometer