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Research Labs & Facilities

Coe's Chemistry Department has one of the most extensive collections of up-to-date instrumentation you will find. 

All of this instrumentation is for student use, and nearly all of it is used in courses. 

This equipment is housed in the state-of-the-art facility, Peterson Hall of Science. The building underwent a $13 million renovation in 2013.

Accent: Peterson Hall of Science


  • Dionex ICS 1000 ion chromatograph with AS40 autosampler
  • BioRad Duo Flow low-pressure chromatography system
  • Dionex Summit HPLC with PDA100 UV/visible detector and autosampler
  • Agilent 5975C inert MSD with 6850 GC


  • Lachat QuikChem 8500 Series 2 Flow Injection
  • Perkin Elmer Optima 7000DV ICP
  • Buck Scientific cold vapor mercury analyzer
  • Jasco FP-6500 Spectrofluorometer
  • Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 200 flame atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Thermo Nicolet IR300 and iS5 (with iD7 ATR) FTIRs
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 35 UV/visible spectrophotometers
  • Thermo Scientific NanoDrop
  • Continuum Surelite pulsed Nd:YAG laser
  • Spectra Physics 2nd, 3rd, 4th harmonic generation package
  • Jaguar dye laser (tunable wavelengths from 850-350nm)
  • Rigol Digital Storage Oscilloscope DS6202 (5 GSample/600MHz) for pulsed signal detection and analysis
  • SRS 830 Lock-In Amplifier for continuous signal detection
  • SRS 200/235/245/250 Gate Scanner, Amplifier, Interface and Gated Integrator for transient signal integration
  • JEOL 300 MHz FTNMR


  • BAS 100B Electrochemical workstation with RDE-2 rotating disc electrode
  • TitraLab AT1000 Series Potentiometric Titrator


  • IDEXX Colilert 18/Quanti-tray system
  • Environmental Express Hot Block
  • Braun UniLab ProSP Inert Atmosphere Glove Box
  • Field equipment for water quality research — YSI 556 and YSI ProPlus Multi-Parameter Systems, Hach 2100Q and 2100P turbidimeters, Sontek FlowTracker2, Teledyne RDI Stream Pro
  • CentOS computational cluster running packages such as NWChem, GAMESS, WebMO, abinit, SageMath and other scientific software
  • We also utilize instrumentation shared with the Physics Department, including powder X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope and Raman/scanning probe microscope