Instrumentation and Resources Employed by the Department of Chemistry

Graduate-level Facilities

Shields Science Center

Studying chemistry at Stonehill puts students in the $34 million, 89,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Shields Science Center and has them working with accomplished faculty using equipment normally available only to graduate students.



  • Inductively Coupled Plasma — Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP-AES)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers (UV-VIS)
  • Spectrofluorophotometer
  • 300 MHz High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
  • Raman Spectrophotometer
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FT-IR)


  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Flash Chromatography


  • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (UPLC-MS)


  • Glove Box
  • Digital Polarimeter
  • Femtosecond Pulses Laser
  • Scanning Tunneling Electron Microscope
  • Solution Calorimeter
  • Tensiometer

Biotechnology Instruments

  • Sorvall ultracentrifuge
  • Refrigerated microcentrifuges
  • Temperature-controlled water circulators
  • Electroporator
  • Microplate reader
  • PCR and quantitative PCR machines 
  • Minus 80°C freezer 
  • Digital-photo-equipped UV transilluminator 
  • Shaker platform incubator


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