The variety and quality of instrumentation for our undergraduate students is one of the finest in the area. Students work one-on-one with faculty and other students to gain hands-on experience using modern instrumentation. You will given the oppurtunity to work with instruments in beginning in General Chemistry (UV/Vis scanning spectrophotometer) and Organic Chemistry (FTIR Spectrometer, NMR Spectrometer, and GC-Mass Spectrometers). And as you continue, you will design projects for your classes and indepenent esearch to further your understanding and use of novel instrumentation.
A few instruments include:
- Varian GC-Mass Spectrometers (with an autosampler)
- Shimazdu Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
In addition to these highlighted instruments, we also have several FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometers) a Shimadzu HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) and 60 MHz Anasazi NMR Spectrometer. Achatz Hall of Science also houses a variety of instrumentation utilized in biochemistry and molecular biology. Some of these instruments include: electrophoresis gels, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), scintillation counter, SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), and confocial microscope.