Chemistry and Physics Department: Lab FacilitiesChemistry and Physics Department: Lab Facilities

Chemistry and Physics Department: Lab Facilities

Students in a lab

The Chemistry and Physics Department is located in New Science Hall, which underwent complete renovation the mid-1980s. Within the past five years, three of the classrooms have been upgraded and are now equipped with multimedia systems that allow projection of computer monitor and video images on wall screens.

New Science Hall also houses a studio physics facility which has 22 computer stations, each with probes and automated data capture to enable real-time collection and analysis of data. The facility is currently being used to deliver introductory physics courses with integrated laboratory and lecture. The physics studio is also equipped with dual multimedia projection systems.

A new studio chemistry facility with state-of-the art integration of lecture and laboratory course components opened in the fall of 2008. In this facility, you will have an opportunity to study and perform research in the areas of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography, column gas chromatography and electro analytical chemistry. Three brand new computer driven instruments include a UV/visible spectrophotometer, a capillary gas chromatograph and a Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer. 

A multidisciplinary nanoscience research area includes an atomic force microscope, spectroscopy and a visible/UV-fluorescence tissue-grade optical microscope with computerized image analysis.

Student in a classroom