Chemistry Research and Instruments

Research and Instruments

At ATU, students produce their own research with faculty guidance. It’s one of the advantages of attending TECH where your professors work alongside you and are dedicated to getting you ready for life beyond the undergraduate experience.

Faculty members are excited to work on a variety of research projects with our students during the academic year in volunteer positions, for credit (see CHM 499x/495x), to work toward "Honors" recognition, or in the summer as part of the interdisciplinary research projects or on externally funded research programs. 

The Chemistry Department is housed in the McEver building. Within our teaching and research laboratories, we have diverse equipments for studies in organic chemistry, biochemistry,  inorganic and physical chemistry.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Major Instrumentation
  • NMReady 60 Pro. The NMR will handle proton and C13.
  • EasyLife fluorescence lifetime spectrometer
  • Bruker Alpha FT IR
  • Waters 1525 Binary HPLC
  • Standalone GC with FI detector
  • BASi Epsilon electrochemical workstation
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda3 UV/Vis spectrophotometer
  • Shimadzu UV-2501PC UV/Vis
  • Thermo Scientific Evolution UV/Vis spectrometer
  • Buck Scientific 205 AA
  • Perkin Elmer LS 55 luminescence spectrometer
  • Wescan Ion chromatograph
  • BioRad T100 Thermal cycler
  • BioRad NGC Scout FPLC
  • Malvern Zeta potentiometer
  • Buchi B-585 Kugelrohr
  • Thermo Scientific Nanodrop 2000
Standard Small Equipments
  • Electrothermal melting point apparatus 
  • Branson ultrasonicator 
  • ABBE MARK II refractometer
  • Centrifuges/microfuges
  • Freezers (-20 oC/-70 oC)
  • Incubators
  • Electrophoresis units
  • SpectroVis spectrophotometers
  • Vernier mini gas chromatograph
Computational facilities
  • Spartan on Windows workstations
  • AutoDock on Windows 
  • GROMACS molecular dynamics simulation suite on Linux
  • HyperChem professional on Windows