Facilities & Instrumentation

The award-winning Swindells Hall serves as a teaching tool, illustrating ways to design and build a state-of-the-art facility while preserving its natural resources. This building is just one example of the University's ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. It features nine biology and chemistry teaching labs, faculty offices, a climate-controlled growth chamber, a green house, a hazardous materials storage and handling room, a radioisotope suite, and an environmental analysis room. In addition, the chemistry department possesses a myriad of instruments that are utilized for both teaching and research purposes. 

Spectroscopy and Separation Science-Spectroscopy

Varian 400MHz multinuclear Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Thermo Scientific Lumina Fluorescence Spectrometer

Anasazi 1H/13C FT EM360A 60 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Shimadzu 2010EV Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer with Peak Scientific NM32LA Nitrogen generator

ThermoNicolet 6700 FT-IR Spectrometer

ThermoNicolet NXR Raman Spectrophotometer

ThermoNicolet 380 FT-IR Spectrophotometer (ATR accessory)

ThermoNicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer (ATR accessory)

Delta-Nu Inspector Hand-held Raman Spectrometer

Shimadzu UV-1800 Ultraviolet/visible spectrometer

Bruker Scion 456 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer

Buck Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Cary (Varian) 300 Bio Ultraviolet/visible spectrometer

Jasco V-630 Spectrophotometer

Niton™ XL3t GOLDD+ XRF Analyzer

Separation Science

Varian 3600 Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector

Shimadzu Prominence LC-20 Liquid Chromatograph (array detector, fraction collector, autosampler)

Varian 430 Gas Chromatograph

Dionex Auto Extractor

Dionex Ion Chromatograph with suppressed conductivity detector and autosampler


Oxford Diffraction (Rigaku) Gemini Single-Crystal X-ray Diffractometer

Cryojet Low Temperature Device (100 K to 300 K)


Hewlett-Packard 30CE Electrophoresis Analyzer

Rudolph Science and Optical Activity AA-5 Polarimeters

TA-Instruments Q100 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Johnson Matthey Mark I Magnetic Susceptibility Device

Innovative Technology Pure Lab - 2GB, Inert Atmosphere Glove-box

Pure solvent microsystems (hexane, dichloromethane, ether, tetrahydrofuran, triethylamine)

Beckman-Coulter Allegra 64R, Beckman J2-21M/E and Eppendorf 5417R Centrifuges

Milli-Q water purification system

Cahn Microbalance C-32

Glass-blowing bench