Hero: Coe Science Student

Research Labs & Facilities

Coe's Chemistry Department has one of the most extensive collections of 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


  • Metrohm IC with 840 Professional Sample Processor
  • 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