Shields Science Center

Studying biochemistry and 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.


  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers (UV-VIS)
  • Spectrofluorophotometer
  • High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
  • Raman Spectrophotometer
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FT-IR)
  • Tandem Quadrupole Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (Q-TOF) with DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)


  • UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography (UPC2)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Flash Chromatography


  • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
  • Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer

Biotechnology Instruments

  • Sorvall Ultracentrifuge
  • Refrigerated Microcentrifuges
  • Temperature-Controlled Water Circulators
  • Electroporator
  • Microplate Reader
  • PCR and Quantitative PCR Machine
  • Digital-Photo-Equipped UV Transilluminator

Additional Instruments

  • 3D Printer
  • Digital Polarimeter
  • Femtosecond Pulsed Laser
  • Glove Box
  • Scanning Tunneling Electron Microscope
  • Solution Calorimeter
  • Tensiometer