University of Southern Indiana

Facilities and Equipment

The chemistry department is well equipped with modern instrumentation.  Students get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment in their classroom and research experiences.  Our teaching laboratories have been extensively renovated or newly constructed in the past 5-10 years including those used for introductory courses such as general chemistry and non-majors courses, organic, analytical and biochemistry.

Major Instrumentation

400 MHz NMR Spectrometer (JEOL 400 MHz ECS with gradient shimming and multinuclear capability)


Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (Aligent Technologies 4200-MP-AES)


UV-Vis-Near-IR Spectrophotometer (Aligent Technologies Cary Series 5000 UV-VIS-NIR)


UHPLC System (Dionex UltiMate 3000 UHPLC with diode array detector)

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In addition to the above the department also has:

GC/MS with EI and thermal separation probe (Agilent 7890B Series GC and 5977B EI MSD)

FTIR Spectrometers (Nicolet Nexus 670, Nicolet Avatar 360 and Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two)

Raman Spectrometer (DeltaNu Advantage 200A)

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Varian SpectrAA 220/FS)

UV/Vis Spectrometer (Varian Cary 300 Bio)

Differential Scanning Calorimeters (Perkin Elmer Diamond DSC and Perkin Elmer DSC 7)

Fluorimeter (Horiba Jobun Yuon FluoroMax-4)

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA 50)

HPLC (HP 1100's and HP 1090's, equipped with Size Exclusion Chromatography/Gel Permeation Chromatography, Chiral Chromatography)

Viscometer (Wyatt Viscostar with Optilab rEX)

Cyclic voltammetry  (BAS CV-50V Voltammetric Analyzer)

Microwave Digester (Milestone Microwave Lab Systems)

Inert Atmosphere Glove Box (MBraun Unilab)

Solvent Purification System (MBraun MB-SPS)

60 MHz NMR (Varian E360 with Anasazi FT upgrade)

Contact Dr. Ken Walsh


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