Facilities & Instrumentation

Chemical instrumentation has become an essential component of both teaching and research in modern chemistry. Few medium-sized universities nationwide can match the extensive collection of state-of-the-art chemical instrumentation currently in use in the Department of Chemistry at Marshall University.

The acquisition of the instruments listed below has allowed the university to provide a technologically capable environment for teaching chemistry and for carrying out research in the chemical sciences.


Optical Spectroscopy Instrumentation

Infrared Spectroscopy

Nicolet iS5 FTIR (2015)

Nicolet 380 FTIR (2006)

Nicolet iS50 FTIR (2014)

Matrix Isolation FTIR (2009)

Bruker Optics Vertex 70 FTIR Spectrometer (2008)

UV/Vis Spectroscopy

2 Cary 50 Bio UV/Vis Spectrophotometers (2006)

GE NanoVue UV/Vis Spectrophotometer (2008)

Shimadzu UV-1800 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer (2009)

BioTek Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer (2009)

Atomic Spectroscopy

Varian SpectrAA-600 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with a GTA-100 Zeeman Graphite Furnace (1994)

Varian Liberty 110 ICP-AES (1994)

Fluorescence Spectroscopy

SPEX Fluorolog III lifetime fluorometer (1998)

ISS PC1 Photon Counting Spectrofluorometer (2004)

PerkinElmer LS 55 Fluorescence Spectrometer (2009)

Photon Systems Instruments FL 3500 Fluorometer (2009)

LSI N2 Laser w/ ORIEL 0.25 m Monochrometer and Associated Optics on Optics Table (1998)

Diamond Anvil Cell (1989)

Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

OLIS DSM-CD Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer w/ Dual Beam Absorption and Total Fluorescence Capabilities (1999)


Nuclear Magnetic & Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Bruker Ascend 400 MHz NMR (2014)

Anasazi Instruments EFT 60 MHz FT NMR with 1H and 13C Capability (2001)

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

Bruker EMXplus, EPR Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (2013)


Mass Spectrometry

Bruker BiFlex III w/ Scout 384 Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometer (1999)

Finnigan LCQ w/ Electrospray and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (1999)

Varian Saturn 2000 GC-MS with Flame Ionization Detector and Electron Impact and Chemical Ionization (1999)



Gas Chromatography

Shimadzu LC-20A Ultra-Fast Liquid Chromatography (UFLC) with UV/VIS (2013)

Varian 3800 GC w/ FID and MSD (1999)

3 Varian Gas Chromatographs (1995)

Liquid Chromatography

Micro-Tech 2-D Ultra-Plus Micro HPLC and CE/CEC (2001)

Applied Biosystems 130A HPLC

Hewlet Packard 1090 Liquid Chromatograph (1985) w/ Hewlett-Packard Chemstation Controller (1994)

Capillary Gel Electrophoresis

Applied Biosystems Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer (2007)

Genomic Solutions Investigator 5000 Gel Electrophoresis System (1999)

Microfluidics-based Lab-on-a-Chip

Agilent 2100 Electrophoresis Bioanalyzer (2008)


Imaging Instrumentation

A wide variety of imaging instrumentation is available through the interdepartmental Molecular and Biological Imaging Center (MBIC) core user facility located on the first floor of the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. The instruments cover the areas of optical, electron, and scanning probe microscopies, with a variety of accessories. For more detail on individual instruments, please visit the MBIC instrument page.


Miscellaneous Instrumentation and Equipment

Promega GloMax 20/20 Luminometer (2009)

Savant SC110 SpeedVac Vacuum Concentrator (1999)

Eppendorf 5301 Vacuum Concentrator (2007)

Eppendorf 5418 Microcentrifuge (2007)

Bio-Rad 16K Microcentrifuge (2007)

Savant uSpeedFridge SFR13K Refrigerated Microcentrifuge (1999)

Beckman Coulter Allegra 64R Centrifuge (2004)

Eppendorf 5430 Centrifuge (2009)

Applied Biosystems 7300 Real-Time PCR System (2005)

Applied Biosystems 9800 Fast Thermal Cycler (2005)

Eppendorf Mastercycler Personal Thermal Cycler (2007)

Bio-Rad MJ Mini Personal Thermal Cycler (2007)

Arrayit SpotBot DNA Microarray Spotting System (2006)

Bio-Rad DCode Universal Mutation Detection System (2006)

Thermo Labsystems KingFisher Magnetic Particle Processor (2001)

Applied Biosystems 394 DNA/RNA Synthesizer (2000)

Barnstead NANOpure Infinity Water Purification System (1998)

Millipore Synergy UV Water Purification System (2007)

Fisher FS140 Ultrasonic Cleaner (2008)

Thermo Scientific Thermolyne FB1415M Benchtop Muffle Furnace (2008)

Thermo Scientific MaxQ 4450 Benchtop Orbital Shaker (2009)

Laurell WS-400Bz-6NPP-Lite Single Wafer Spin Processor (2009)

University of Colorado Chemistry Instrument Design Facility, Pulsed Pyrolysis Nozzle (2011)

Janis Research SHI-4-1 Helium Cryostat (2008)

Oxford LHe Cryostat (1997)

CTI Cryopump (1995)

2 Hansatech Oxygraph Clark-type Oxygen Electrodes (2009 & 2011)

Harrick Plasma PDC-32G Plasma Cleaner (2011)

PAR Adiabatic Calorimeter (Bomb Calorimeter) (1995)

Leco Sulfur Analyzer (1995)

Variable Temperature Magnetic Susceptibility Apparatus (1992)

EG&G PAR VersaStat Model 250-1 Electrochemical Analysis System (1992)

Vacuum Atmospheres Glovebox Equipped with an HE-493 Dri-Train (1989)



John Holland Hoback Chemistry Library (within the Department of Chemistry)

John Deaver Drinko Library for Chemistry book collection and other scientific journals

Health Sciences Library for journals at the interface of biology and chemistry