Research facilities within the Chemistry Department include instrumentation laboratories and service shops. Please use the links at left to explore our capabilities.
The Chemistry Department maintains a broad selection of state-of-the-art research instrumentation. A key feature of all our labs is the availability of skilled and dedicated technical staff members who keep the instruments well-maintained and help students with user training, sample prep, data interpretation, and instrument scheduling.
Analytical Service Laboratory (ASL). Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) facilities are managed by the Analytical Services Laboratory (ASL), located in Hahn Hall South 006.
Surface Analysis Lab. Located in Hahn 008, this lab features X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), secondary-ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS).
Chemical Crystallography Lab. Our crystallography lab is part of a College of Science X-ray Diffraction facility (VTX) located in the Integrated Life Sciences Building (ILSB) in the VT Corporate Research Center.
Other Campus Labs Used by Chemistry Personnel:
» ICTAS Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (link)
» Biochemistry Department Mass Spectrometry Lab (link)
» Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Core Laboratory Facility (link)
Glassworks -- The Glass Shop is a full service shop engaged in the design and fabrication of custom and standard scientific glassware. Service is available to the entire Virginia Tech campus and also to the business community. We are happy to discuss any glass working requirements you may have, whether it is for simple repairs, custom fabrication, or assistance with selecting and ordering standard glassware.
Electronics -- Our department presently maintains two electronics shops -- one for instrumentation and repair (Instrument Maintenance Shop), and the other for computers and networks (Computer Division).
Stockroom -- The Chemistry Research Stockroom mainly provides solvents, gases, liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and a few other common consumable items to researchers in the Chemistry Department, although our services are not limited to CHEM. The Stockroom is a service center and is subject to detailed cost accounting procedures within the university, which means that we must apply strict rules for users who wish to make purchases.
Machinery -- Users needing machine shop services are asked to call the Physics Department (which is next door to Chemistry) or the Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) Department.