Facilities & Instrumentation

Located in McCollum Science Hall, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is home to dozens of research labs and instructional facilities. These spaces are outfitted with advanced technology and equipment, used by our students in daily learning, and for ongoing research projects. You can learn more about our spaces and equipment below.

Two students in UNI lab.

MSH 219

Mettler Toledo Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

Mettler Toledo Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Cary 300 UV-Vis  – includes 6-cell thermal setup and diffuse reflection optics

PTI Fluorimeter – includes stirring setup

Thermo Scientific FTIR – includes Far-IR, Mid IR, Near-IR, and ATR

Thermo Scientific Raman – includes 4 lasers: 785 nm, 633 nm, 532 nm, and 455 nm

MSH 209

Thermo Scientific Evolution 300 UV-vis

Beckman Coulter L-100 XP Ultracentrifuge


MSH 123

Flash 2000 Elemental Analysis CHNS/O

MSH 223

Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption/Atomic Emission Spectrometer (AAS/AES)

Pine Instruments Potentiostat

Student setting up test tubes.

MSH 251

Evex Mini-Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX)

3 Shimadzu GC's

Agilent 7100 Capillary Electrophoresis

Shimadzu HPLC with UV-Vis

DynaPro Titan Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)

Beckman-Coulter Avanti JE centrifuge

MSH 261

New Brunswick Scientific Incubator/Shaker (I 24 Series)

Beckman Coulter Centrifuge (Airfuge)

Thermo Scientific Quantification of DNA/RNA (Nanodrop)

UVP Benchtop UV Transilluminator (BioDoc-It)

Li-COR Imaging System (Odyssey)

Applied Biosystems Thermocycle (Verity)

Applied Biosystems Real-Time (Quantitative) PCR System (QuantStudio 3)

MSH 255

Agilent 6890 GC/MS

MSH 265

CEM Discover Microwave

MSH 216

Nicolet Summit IR spectrometer with ATR attachment

ThermoFisher Trace 1300 GC with TCD and FID detectors

CEM Discover 2.0 microwave synthesizers

Laboratory and equipment inside it at UNI

MSH 274

400 MHz NMR (JEOL Model #ECZ400S/L1)

Thermo Scientific FTIR with ATR platform

Agilent LC/MS Q-TOF (Model #G6546)

Agilent 7000C GC/MS/MS (triple quad)

PerkinElmer AutoSystem Gas Chromatograph

Polarimeter (Rudolph)

MSH 277

NOVA 220e Surface Area Pore Analyzer

Rigaku MiniFlex II X-Ray Power Diffractometer