Life Sciences

Department of Chemistry

NMR Instrumentation

  • State-of-the-art multinuclear 500 MHz spectrometer with gradient shimming used for 2D and multinuclear experiments. NMR is equipped with autosampler and auto tuning.
  • Three 300 MHz spectrometers typically used for 1H and 13C spectra.
  • Solid state probe for 300 MHz Spectrometer

Separation Instrumentation

  • HP 1050 HPLC with autosampler and photodiode array detection
  • Waters HPLC with duel wavelength detection
  • GPC *
  • CZE (Capillary Zone Electrophoresis) with diode array detection
  • CE-LIF (Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection) *
  • Preparative scale automated flash chromatography system *
  • Capillary HPLC with variable wavelength detection (can be coupled to the Electrospray mass spectrometer) *
  • Preparative gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • GC-IR
  • Other various capillary GC's

X-Ray Instrumentation

  • Small angle X-Ray scattering *
  • Two single crystal X-ray diffractometers *

Optical Instrumentation

  • FTIR with PM-IRRAS bench, microscope and step scan capability
  • UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Fluorescence spectrometer with a micro well plate reader
  • Fourier transform NIR raman
  • Dispersive raman
  • Micro raman system with 532nm and 632nm excitation lasers *
  • Pulsed laser systems including N2, Nd:YAG, and dye lasers
  • Circular dichroism spectrometer
  • Atomic absorption spectrometer, flame and graphite furnace

Mass Spec Intrumentation

  • Electrospray time of flight mass spectrometer
  • MALDI time of flight mass spectrometer
  • Two quadrupole GC mass spectrometers Ion trap GC/MS with direct insertion probe and chemical ionization

Other Facilities and Instrumentation

  • Ultra-centrifuge
  • Ultra high vacuum STM *
  • Cold room
  • Atomic force microscope *
  • PAR 273 Potentiostat/Galvanostat *
  • Portable vacuum line with turbo-pump and mass analyzer
  • BET automated surface area analyzer *
  • Metal plasma deposition system (metal sputter coater) *
  • TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis) *
  • TMA (ThermoMechanical Analyzer) *
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) *
  • Vacuum speed evaporator (Speed Vac)
  • ESR spectrometer
  • Molecular and materials modeling using Origin 300 and an eight R1400 500 MHz processor computer system *
  • Fully equipped Class 1000 clean room
  • Solvent purification system (water and oxygen free) dimethyl formamide, tetrahydrofuran, ethyl ether, acetonitrile, dichloromethane, toluene and pentane

Optics Center Instrumentation

  • SEM with EDAX
  • Raith 150 electron beam lithography
  • Nanoman AFM
  • Variable angle elipsometer
  • Vacuum metal evaporation system

* Instrumentation in faculty research laboratories that could be available on a collaborative basis.

Department of Biology