The department has a wide variety of modern major instrumentation used in both research and instruction.

Of particular importance is the department's on-campus access to the latest Waters chromatographic instruments provided through an adjunct faculty member and a novel agreement between NKU and Waters. Photos of select instruments can be found here.  

Other major equipment, such as an ultracentrifuge (Sorvall), CHNS Analyzer (LECO 932), scintillation counters, Typhoon multi-mode imager, DNA Sequencer, SEM, confocal microscope, TGA, DSC and Raman spectrometer are available through the other NKU science departments in the building.

The instruments housed in the chemistry & biochemistry department are:

  • 500 MHz Fourier Transform NMR (JEOL)
  • Atomic force microscope (VEECO, Dimension 3100)
  • 3 Infrared Fourier Transform Spectrometers (Nicolet)
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (Shimadzu)
  • Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (Waters)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Waters)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (Waters)
  • Flash Chromatography (Combiflash RF, Teledyne Isco)
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Varian)
  • 1 Gas Chromatographs (Agilent 6890 Series)
  • 3 UV-VIS Photodiode Array Spectrometers (Agilent)
  • 2 Scanning UV-VIS spectrometer (Varian-Cary)
  • Nd-YAG Laser (Quantel)
  • Liquid Nitrogen Optical Cryostat (Oxford Instruments)
  • Emission spectrometer with picosecond time resolution (JY-Horiba)
  • CHI 760E Bipotentiostat, Picoamp Booster/ Faraday Cage (CH Instruments)
  • P-2000 laser-based pipette puller (Sutter Instruments)
  • Phenom XL Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Glovebox (Innovative Technologies)
  • Capillary electrophoresis (Lumex)
  • Langmuir trough (KSV)
  • Powder XRD spectrometer (Rigaku, shared with Biological Sciences and Physics)
  • Tissue culture facilities
  • Microplate reader (Softmax)
  • Nano Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (TA Instruments)
  • Molecular biology equipment
  • Surface area / porosity analyzer (Quantachrome)
  • Microwave synthesizer (CEM)
  • Stirred Pressure Reactor (Parr)
  • Contact angle goniometer (AST)
  • Electrochemical workbenches (CH Instruments)
  • Various molecular modeling software packages (Sybyl, Spartan, Gaussian, MOE)
  • Ultracentrifuge (Beckman Coulter)
  • 1200°C Max 2” horizontal split tube furnace (Across International)
  • NIKON TE-2000U inverted fluorescent microscope with Jenoptik ProgRes CT3 black and white and PhotoMetrics Coolsnap color cameras (Cambridge Scientific)