Instrumentation

Student conducting research in a chemistry lab

Our department provides a wide variety of cutting-edge technology and equipment in support of TWU faculty and student research, education and analysis. Our selection of research instrumentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • Nicolet Magna 560 FT-Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • Pine Research Instrumentation Cyclic Voltammetry
  • Shimadzu UV-2101PC Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Varian EM 390 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Varian Mercury 300 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Varian Saturn 3 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
  • Jobin-Yvon Spex FluoroMax-3 Fluorescence Spectrofluorimeter
  • Shimadzu 2401 UV/vis spectrophotometer with a 6 cell holder Peltier
  • Shimadzu UFLC HPLC Systems (2)
  • Shimadzu RF5301PC Spectrofluorospectrometer
  • Paar 1341 Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter
  • Shimadzu AA-7000 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010S GC Mass Spectrometer
  • Rudolf Instruments Autopol 1 Polarimeter
  • New Brunswick Scientific Excell E24 Incubator Shaker
  • Sorval ST 16R Hanging Bucket Centrifuge
  • Eppindorf Mastercycler PCR System
  • Reichert AR7 Series Automatic Refractometer
  • BioRad Experion Automated Electrophoresis System
  • Cary 100 UV/Vis Spectrometer with Thermoset Multicell Cuvetter Holder (2)
  • OLIS 100DS Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter
  • CSC NANO Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Dynamic Light Scattering System
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter Q500 TGA and Q20 DSC
  • Automated Micro-Osmometer Freezing point model 3320
  • DXR Raman microscope, a research grade dispersive Raman microscope with DXR 780 nm (near IR)  Excitation Laser Set. Nominal spectral range,  50-3300 cm-1
  • A 21-node Rocks Cluster attached to 7TB of networked storage. TWU faculty and student researchers have access to this university-owned high performance computing cluster, nicknamed Agnito. Able to handle large data set computations and analyses in parallel, computer clusters harness the power of multiple servers to act in conjunction as a supercomputer. Computing clusters are used for research in various disciplines, including computational chemistry, large-scale event modeling, social network analysis and real text data mining.