College of Science and Engineering Hosted Facilities


Computational Chemistry and Visualization Lab (CCV)

  • 48-core shared department cluster ("gibbs") with Gaussian09, GaussView, AMBER, and MATLAB 
  • Lab of 16 Windows PC desktop systems with Spartan, GaussView, VMD, ChemDraw, Mathematica, MATLAB, MS Office, etc.
  • For information, contact (contact Prof. Anton Guliaev)


NMR Spectrometers

  • Bruker 500 MHz NMR (2007)
  • Bruker 500 MHz NMR with cryoprobe (2017)


FTIR Spectrometers

  • Nicolet 4700 FTIR spectrometer (with MCT-A liquid N2 cooled detector)
  • Nicolet Avatar 370 FTIR spectrometer (two instruments)


UV/VIS Spectroscopy, Spectrofluorimeters and Microplate Readers

  • Biotek PowerWave spectrophotometer
  • Molecular Devices ThermoMax Filter-Based microplate reader
  • Jasco J-810 MCD spectropolarimeter
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 microplate reader
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax 190 microplate reader
  • PTI spectrofluorometer
  • BML Laboratories filter-based spectrofluorometer
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 spectrofluorometer
  • Horiba Fluorolog 3 spectrofluorimeter with Peltier Cooling and Micromax 384 plate reader


Miscellaneous Spectrometers and Equipment

  • Varian SpectrAA 220FS atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES)
  • Olympus-Innov-X Delta model handheld Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (ED-XRF)
  • Varian E-12 EPR spectrometer with Oxford Instruments liquid helium cryostat. (contact Prof. Andrew Ichimura)


Gas and Liquid Chromatographs

  • Several shared department GC and HPLC instruments:  HP 6890, HP 5890, Waters and Agilent HPLCs



  • Three shared Sorval centrifuges


Shared Equipment and Resources

  • DuPont RC-5B and 2 RC-5C Refrigerated Centrifuges
  • Shared lyophilization apparatus


Shared with the Estuary & Ocean Science Center

  • Sartorius SE2 Ultramicrobalance
  • Costech ECS4010 Elemental Analyzer with autosampler
  • Shimadzu VCSH Total Organic Carbon Analyzer with autosampler for dissolved C and N


Shared with the Department of Biology

  • Beckman Models L and L3-50 Ultracentrifuges
  • Packard Model 3320 Liquid Scintillation Spectrometer


Shared with the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences

  • Bruker D8 ADVANCE Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • Molecular Visualization Software
    Eric Martz's site for Chime, Protein Explorer and RasMol software for looking at macromolecular structure and its relation to function
  • NIST Chemistry Webbook
    This site provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Standard Reference Data Program.
  • SDBS: Spectroscopic Database for Organic Compounds
    This site, located in Japan, provides a variety of useful spectrosopic data (NMR, IR, MS, UV-Vis, etc.) for a large number of known compounds, free of charge.
  • NMRDB: A freely available web-based resource for NMR prediction
    This site can be used to predict 1H NMR for compounds. drawn via the web-based interface.  Start by pressing the "NMR Predictor" link, then press "draw molecule" to open a Java-based molecular drawing program. When the molecule is drawn corrrectly, press the "submit" button.
  • Protein Data Bank
    The Protein Data Bank (PDB), operated by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB), is the single international repository for the processing and distribution of 3D macromolecular structure data primarily determined experimentally by X-ray crystallography and NMR.
  • Proteopedia: Life in 3D
    The proteopedia project, hosted in Israel, is a collaborative 3D encyclopedia of proteins and macromolecules, that visually demonstrates the structure and function of these species using literature X-ray crystallographic data.
  • BenchFly
    A website dedicated to documenting and sharing scientific protocols by videotaped media.
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Resources
    A nice collection of organic chemistry resources.