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Forensic Chemistry Teaching Labs

  • Shimadzu GC-2010PLUS gas chromatograph with thermal conductivity and UV-visible detectors
  • Shimadzu IRPrestige FTIR Spectrophotometer with Pike uMax FTIR Microscope
  • Shimadzu IRPrestige FTIR Spectrophotometer with Quest ATR Diamond Accessory
  • Maxwell 16 forensic instrument system
  • Tri-Tech Forensics model CAR-6105-2 DFO/Ninhydrin fingerprint development chamber
  • Crimescope model CS-16-500 forensic light source
  • Tri-Tech Forensics model ASFC-30 filtered fuming chamber
  • Life Technologies Veriti 96W thermal cyclers
  • Life Technologies 7500 real time PCR system with notebook
  • Life Technologies 310 genetic analyzer
  • Life Technologies GeneMapper ID-X version 1.3
  • Sunrise microplate absorbance reader
  • SciAps Handheld Raman Analyzer
  • Labconco Purifier Logic Class II biological safety cabinet 3
  • Labconco Purifier Logic Class II biological safety cabinet 4
  • Shimadzu LCMS-8030 liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer with triple quadrupole detector
  • Pike uMax FTIR microscope
  • Leica model DM750P comparison microscope system
  • Leica model DM750P polarized light microscopes
  • Leica model S6E stereozoom microscopes
  • Leica Microscope Cameras with software
  • Fryer Unitron Comparison Microscope w/video interface
  • Sartorius CPA225D semi-micro balances
  • Sartorius 1102-1S precision balance
  • Cubis MSE623P-100-DE Precision Balance
  • Mettler Toledo Excellence XA Precision Balance

Velmer and Mary Fassel Instrument Lab

  • Shimadzu GC-2014 gas chromatograph
  • Varian 3900 gas chromatograph with Saturn 2100T mass spectrometer (GCMS)
  • Perkin-Elmer Optima 8000 inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Thermo Scientific ICE3300AA atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Agilent Cary 60 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Beckman DU7400 ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer
  • Perkin Elmer LS55 spectrofluorimeter
  • Shimadzu LC-20 high performance liquid chromatograph Spectrophotometers:
  • Thermo-Nicolet Nexus 670 FTIR ESP Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer w/ Smart Orbit attenuated total reflectance (ATR) accessory

Dr. Dale W. Margerum Analytical Chemistry Lab

  • Genesys 30 Visible Spectrophotometers
  • Genesys 20 Visible Spectrophotometers
  • pH meters
  • Mettler AE163 analytical balance
  • Mettler AE100 analytical balance
  • Ohaus Analytical plus analytical balances
  • Sartorius Analytic A120S analytical balance

General Chemistry Teaching Labs

Organic Chemistry Teaching Lab

  • Nicolet IS5 Mid IR Spectrometer
  • ShimadzuGC-8AIT gas chromatograph

Physical Chemistry Teaching Lab

  • Parr Model 6050EA compensated jacket oxygen combustion calorimeter
  • Parr Model 6755EA Solution Calorimeter
  • Mark I Magnetic Susceptibility Balance

Research Labs

  • CH Instruments Model 620E Electrochemistry Analyzer
  • CH Instruments Model 630A Electrochemistry Analyzer
  • Bruker D8 Quest ECO X-ray Diffractometer
  • Fischer Scientific Accu 124 analytical balance
  • Corning LSE 49L Shaking Incubator
  • EBU-204 Mini-Electrophoretic Blotting Systems CE and Power Supplies
  • Milestone Ethos Plus microwave laboratory station
  • Thermo-Electron Forma 1L HPR centrifuge
  • MakerBot 3D printer

NMR Laboratory

  • Bruker Avance III HD 300MHz digital nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR)

Chemical Storage and Equipment Stockroom

Advanced Physics Lab

The Advanced Physics Lab is equipped with a modern 4 x 8 foot optical table that is vibration isolated with an instrumentation rack above it. The lab also has computers for data acquisition and analysis, a 500 MHz bandwidth digital oscilloscope, and an 8 GHz bandwidth spectrum analyzer. The lab supports the advanced laboratory sequence of courses, PH345/UI330 Experimental Methods I and PH445 Experimental Methods II, as well as the Capstone Design courses, EP480 and EP481. Located in Magill 234

Electronics Lab

The electronics lab is well equipped for both analog and digital electronics. The lab features 6 stations, each with a computer for circuit simulation and data analysis, an oscilloscope, a signal generator, a dual power supply, and a digital multimeter. The lab also has an LCR meter for measurements of individual circuit components. The lab supports the analog electronics course, EP340 Electronic Circuits, as well as the digital electronics sequence of courses, EP305 Digital and Analog System Design and EP310 Microcomputer Interfacing. Located in Rhodes 323

Geoprocessing Applications Lab

Located in Rhodes 126

Magnetic Materials Lab

The Magnetic Materials Lab is the research lab used by Dr. Peggy Hill for her work on studying various magnetic materials in collaboration with colleagues at several other institutions. Dr. Hill measures the electrical resistivity of materials at very low temperatures in order to help ascertain their electrical and magnetic properties. Her lab is currently equipped with a four-point resistivity probe, ac susceptibility coil, and a low temperature cryostat for measurements down to 4.2K. Located in Magill 142


The observatory is housed in a trailer at the University's Farm outside Gordonville and is primarily used for the astronomy class PH109. Public sessions can be requested and announced as events unfold and weather permits.

Driving Directions

From the I55 exit #99, proceed west toward Jackson. Just as the divided highway ends, turn right onto Orchard Rd. This turns into a gravel road and then ends at a stop sign. Turn left and the observatory is about 1/4 mile on the right on a hill.

Special Projects Lab

The Special Projects Lab is used for the Capstone course projects. In addition it provides facilities for model rocketry and reflective and cylindrical holography. Located in Rhodes 125.


Rhodes Hall 306
Department of Chemistry and Physics
One University Plaza, MS 6400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701