The Department of Chemistry has teaching and research laboratories throughout Oelman Hall, Fawcett Hall, and the Brehm Laboratories. The department has over 30,000 square feet of teaching and research space. The department has dedicated teaching laboratories for the following disciplines: inorganic, organic, physical, environmental, quantitative analysis, and instrumentation chemistry courses. Every faculty member has their own independent research facilities. The department supports a Research Instrument Center located on the Oelman Hall fourth floor next to some of the chemistry research faculty.
Recent renovations of Oelman Hall (constructed in 1966) and the Brehm Laboratories (constructed in 1973) provide up to date teaching and research facilities to support the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the department. Each fall the chemistry department teaches nearly 2500 students in chemistry lectures and laboratories.
The Chemistry Department has facilities and personnel to support both the research and teaching missions of the department.. The College of Science and Mathematics employs two instrumentation specialists, maintains an electronics shop with an electronics technicians, and maintains an instrument shop. The department has two instrumentation laboratories. One houses many of the department teaching instruments, while a second laboratory houses shared research instruments. In addition many professors have their own research instruments.
The entire university is networked with cable and wireless connections for easy data transport between research sites, offices and laboratories. Researchers and faculty have access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center, a statewide resource that offers supercomputing services and computational science expertise. Students, faculty and staff have on-campus and remote access to a full range of scientific databases (e.g., SciFinder, Science Citation Index) and electronic journals through the Wright State University Libraries, a member of the OhioLINK consortium.
In the past few years the Department of Chemistry has obtained over 20 new instruments to enhance the teaching and research mission. The vast majority of these are available for "hands-on" use in our undergraduate teaching laboratories, though they share a dual mission for the research enterprise. Click on the pictures below to see an expanded view of instruments in the Department of Chemistry. Below the pictures is a table of some of the instrumentation that is maintained by the Department of Chemistry and research faculty.
|Atomic Absorption (AA) with Graphite Tube (AA-GTA)||Varian – 240FS||Department – 2006/2010|
|Atomic Force Microscope||Molecular Imaging/Agilent – PicoSPM II||Dr. Higgins –|
|Centrifuge (PDF)||Beckman Coulter – Avanti J-E||EAF – 2003|
|Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)||TA Instruments – Q200||Department/ Dr. Fossum – 2007|
|Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR)||Thermo Scientific – Nicolet 6700||Department – 2009|
|Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR)||Thermo Scientific – Nicolet iS 50||Department – 2012|
|Gas Chromatograph (GC)||Varian/Agilent CP-3800||Department – 2005|
|Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)||Agilent – HP5975||Department – 2010|
|Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)||Agilent – HP5973||Department – 1997|
|Gel Permeation Chromatograph (GPC)||Viscotek – T270||Dr. Fossum – 2000, 2010|
|High Performance Flash Chromatograph||Biotage – Horizon||Dr. Ketcha –|
|High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) with Fluorescence Detector||Varian/Agilent – ProStar||Department – 2005,2009|
|Inductively Coupled Plasma||Varian/Agilent – 710 ICP-OES||Department – 2008|
|Ion Chromatograph (IC)||Dionex – ICS-1500||Dr. Higgins/EAF|
|Ion Chromatograph (IC)||Dionex – ICS-1600||Department – 2015|
|Liquid Chromatograph - Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer||Agilent – 6120B LC/MS||Department – 2011|
|Microwave Synthesizer||CEM – MARS||Department/Dr. Ketcha – 2009|
|Microwave Synthesizer||CEM – Discover/Explorer Hybrid||Department/Dr. Ketcha – 2009|
|Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
NMR Training Program
|Bruker – Avance 300||Department/ Dr. Feld – 2004|
|Raman Spectrometer||Horiba Jobin Yvon Inc. – LabRam HR 800||Dr. Pavel – 2009|
|Solid Phase Synthesizer||Argonaut – FirstMate||Dr. Ketcha –|
|Surface Area and Porosity Measurement System||Micromeritics – TriStar II 3020||Dr. Higgins/EAF – 2009|
|Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)||TA Instruments – Q500||Department – 2009|
|Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (TOF-MS)||Bruker – Bio TOFIII||Dr. Gilpin – 2004|
|UV-Vis Spectrophotometer||Varian/Agilent – Cary 50||Department – 2010|
|UV-Vis Spectrophotometer||Varian/Agilent – Cary 50||Dr. Pavel – 2009|
|X-Ray Powder Diffractometer||Rigaku – Miniflex II Desktop||Department/Dr. Grossie – 2009|
|X-Ray Diffractometer, Single Crystall||Bruker – Smart X2S||Dr. Grossie – 2011|