The C.S. Mott Engineering and Science Center, completed in 2004, houses state-of-the-art laboratories where students have the opportunity to delve deeper into chemistry through hands-on laboratory experiments and research projects. Currently, there are four laboratories: the Bell Laboratories I and II, an Environmental Organic Chemistry Laboratory and a Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory. Adjoining these laboratories are two rooms filled with research quality instrumentation, such as:
- Atomic Absorption Spectrometers (AAS)
- Ion-Exchange Chromatographs (IC)
- UV/Vis Spectrometers (UV/Vis)
- Infrared Spectrometers (FT-IR)
- Gas Chromatographs (GC)
- Mass Spectrometer (MS)
- Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC)
- High-Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC)
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
- and many others...
Bell Laboratories I and II
The Bell Laboratories I and II are designed for typical chemistry courses such as general chemistry, industrial organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. Here students learn chemical concepts through experiments. Students also learn the techniques required to undertake more advanced courses and an independent research project.
Environmental Organic Laboratory
The Environmental Organic Laboratory is designed specifically to meet the needs of organic chemists. Advanced organic classes are held here and this laboratory is used by the majority of the faculty to carry out their research projects.
Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory
The Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory is designed to meet the requirements of the physical chemists and biochemists. This teaching laboratory is used by the faculty and students to carry out independent research projects too.
Research Instrumentation Room
The main research room contains some of the following pieces of equipment:
- GC/MS Analyzer
- FT-IR Spectrometer
- UV/Vis Spectrometer
- Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Freshman Instrumentation Room
More instrumentation is located in the Freshman Instrumentation Room:
- UV/Vis Spectrometer
- FT-IR Spectrometers
- Ion-Exchange Analyzers
- Atomic Absorption Spectrometers
- Differential Scanning Calorimeter
A 60 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer is shown to the left. Its primary function is unraveling the skeletal structures of organic compounds and organometallic complexes.