Our Facilities

Chemistry building (left) and Shumaker Research building (right)

The department occupies the three-story Chemistry building, which houses faculty offices and laboratories as well as the undergraduate teaching laboratories.  Recent growth in the department has led us to locate several research laboratories in the Shumaker Research building.  We have extensive research interactions with the Brown Cancer Center, particularly in structural biology and metabolomics.

Our major research facilities are extensive:

  • Dr. Mark Mashuta manages the x-ray crystallography facility which includes two small-molecule diffractometers and a Macromolecular system.
  • Dr. Neal Stolowich manages our Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instrumentation. These include one new NMR spectrometer (9.4 Tesla, 400 MHz), and two spectrometers operating at 11.7 T (500 MHz). One of these 500 MHz spectrometers will soon be replaced with a 16.4 T, 700 MHz system.
  • Our shared facility with the Brown Cancer Center that houses an 18.8 T, 800 MHz spectrometer.
  • Dr. Xiang Zhang manages the CREAM Mass Spectrometry facility, which include a Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance-Mass Spectrometer (FT-ICR-MS) and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS).
  • The department also operates a Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (MALDI-TOF).

More about our instrumentation