Facilities and Resources

A chemistry professor instructs two students during a lab activity.

Where future chemists train

We’re located in Roy Blunt Hall (formerly Temple Hall), Room 423.

This building will mark a transformational change for science at MSU.


Lab classrooms

As you complete your chemistry degree, you’ll have access to top-notch labs and tools.

There are recently renovated labs in Temple 326, 413, 432, 435, 440 and 444. You can use them for research or class projects – even if it’s your first year.

These settings help you gain hands-on experience for a career in chemistry or advanced education.

A liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry system in one of the chemistry labs in Temple Hall.

Instrumentational available

Chemistry equipment you can use includes:

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

Other instrumentation

Thanks to close ties with other science departments at MSU, you can also use the following:

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

Get involved with research

Research is always happening here.

As a student, you can conduct research for class credit.

Or, join a faculty member’s lab group for advanced research. Specialize in your favorite topic.

Explore other labs around campus

Apply your skills in real-world settings.

The Greenwood Laboratory School building, located on the MSU campus.

Home to state-of-the-art, LEED-certified science labs. You can observe and teach in Greenwood classrooms, helping you hone your craft to become a chemistry teacher.

A ground view of the Jordan Valley Innovation Center building.

This gem in downtown Springfield is vibrant with high-tech research. You can gain research experience through internships with JVIC affiliates.