The Department of Chemistry emphasizes the importance of research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and offers summer employment opportunities for students.
All faculty members are actively engaged in research, providing opportunities for students to learn and grow outside of the traditional classroom. Descriptions of individual research projects of faculty members can be found in our faculty directory.
Extensive state-of-the-art research equipment is accessible to all students engaged in research projects with faculty and staff. The campus shares a high performance computing cluster for computational work and, through the University Libraries, students have access to numerous online databases and most full-text journals in chemistry.
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Atomic Force Microscope
Clean Room Facility
Elemental Analyzer (CHNS analysis)
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometers
Lasers - Nitrogen/dye YAG lasers, Nd: YAG/Optical
Parametric Oscillator (OPO)
Liquid Chromatographs (LC) and LC-Mass Spectrometers
NMR instrument (1H and 13C) – 200 MHz and 400 MHz
Physisorption and Chemisorption Instruments
Scanning Confocal Raman microscope and spectroscope
Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX
Transmission Electron Microscope
UV-VIS Spectrophotometers and Integrating Sphere UV-Vis spectrophotometer
UV-Vis-NIR Hyperspectral Microscope
X-ray diffractometer (both Single Crystal and Powder)