Facilities

In September 2003, Gonzaga University dedicated a new wing to Hughes Hall, the "Inland Northwest Natural Research and Resource Center."

This new wing houses teaching and research laboratories for the Chemistry and Biology Departments.  In 2004, the original wing of Hughes Hall was renovated to create biology teaching laboratories and additional research space for the two departments.

The maximum number of students allowed in each laboratory section is 18 or less.  This creates a safe environment and allows students to get individual help.  Each laboratory section is monitored by a professor or professional staff and some courses use student teaching assistants to increase individualized help.

The chemistry laboratories have state-of-the-art air handling equipment with constant volume air control with 100% outside air exchange.  From the introductory laboratories to the advanced laboratories, the lab space was designed for functionality and safety.

Our undergraduate students have access to modern analytical and qualitative tools for their classwork and research projects.  Below are some of the major instruments available.

Type and Manufacturer

Model

Year Acquired

Spectroscopy
 
Varian Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AA) SPECTR-50B 2010
Jasco Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter (CD) J-815 2010
Bruker 300 MHz FT-NMR Avance 300 2000
Perkin-Elmer Luminescence Spectrometer LS-50B 2000
Perkin-Elmer FT-IR Spectrum 2000 1997
(2ea) Perkin-Elmer FT-IR RX 2003
Agilent Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spect (ICP-MS) 7700 Series 2010
Philips Powder X-Ray Diffractometer APD3720 1995*
UV-Vis Diode Array Spectrophotometer 8452A 1990
UV-Vis Diode Array Spectrophotometer 8453 2002
Chromatography
DIONEX Ion Chromatograph (IC)
ICS-2100
2010
Waters UPLC-Time of Flight Mass Spect (LCT) Accuity-Premier XE
2008
Waters HPLC-Mass Spectrometer Alliance-Quatro Micro
2008
ÄKTApurifier liquid chromatography system ÄKTApurifier 10
2007
HP/Agilent Gas Chromatograph & Mass Spectrometer 5890A/5972
1994
Gilson Gradient HPLC Gradient 2002
Thermal Analysis
Parr Bomb Calorimeter
1351
1998
P-E differential scanning calorimeter
DSC-7
1993
P-E thermogravimetric analyzer
TGA-7
1993
Radio Chemistry
 
Beckman Liquid Scintillation Counter
LS65OO
2002
Microwave
 
CEM Microwave Extraction System MES 1000
1994
CEM Microwave Digester System
MDS 2100
1994

* The ICP/OES and XRD instruments were Government Surplus from the US Bureau of Mines at no cost to Gonzaga nearly a quarter of a million in tax dollars being recycled.

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