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Chemistry Facilities

The chemistry laboratories provide state-of-the-art instrumentation including:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility
  • An X-ray generator
  • Fourier-transform infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers
  • A double-monochromator fluorimeter
  • A recording double beam absorption UV and visible spectrophotometer
  • Computer interfaced, scanning spectrophotometers
  • A mass spectrophotometer
  • An atomic absorption spectrophotometer with graphite furnace
  • Four high-performance liquid chromatographs, rotovaps and gas chromatograph
  • Computer simulation facilities using state of the art hardware and software packages

Biochemistry Facilities

The biochemistry research laboratory has the following:

  • A cold room
  • Preparative centrifuges and an ultracentrifuge
  • Lyophilizer
  • Electrophoresis apparatus
  • Automated fraction collectors
  • Equipment for protein and nucleic acid biochemistry

Kakos Center for Scientific Computing

The Kakos Center for Scientific Computing opened in 2014 and gives our students access to the same state-of-the-art technology used at the world’s top universities and research laboratories. It boasts a liquid-cooled 64GB high speed GNU/Linux server complete with four Tesla graphics processing units. Projects that our students and faculty use the Kakos Center for include:

  • Developing algorithms
  • Modeling 3D structures of molecules
  • Solving equations that require high performance computing