Facilities and Technology

At Elmhurst University, you’ll find the resources you need to complete a thorough, comprehensive and varied education.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry houses five modern teaching laboratories, several small instrumental rooms, a chemical stockroom, a student computer lab, and several faculty/student research laboratories. We also share the use of several multimedia classrooms.

As the technology of scientific study evolves, so does Elmhurst. We constantly implement new upgrades of our facilities to help you stay on the leading edge of research and study.

Major Instrumentation


  • Bruker Avance 300-MHz FT-NMR Spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer R24B NMR Spectrometer upgraded for FT-NMR
  • Perkin-Elmer 403 AA Spectrophotometer
  • Perkin-Elmer LS 55 Flourescence Spectrophotometer
  • Nicolet iS50 FT-IR System, with libraries
  • Hewlett Packard 8453 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Thermo Scientific Genesys 105 UV-VIS Spectrometer (2)
  • Spectronic Genesys 20 Visible Spectrophotometer (10)


  • Hewlett Packard 1800A GCD Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
  • Waters Associates HPLC/Ion Chromatograph (2 Systems)
  • Gow-Mac 69-350 Gas Chromatograph

Computers for Student Use

  • Computer Classroom/Lab with 21 networked PC computers
  • Small student access computer Lab with 12 computers
  • First-Year Student Lab with Vernier Data Collection Probes interfaced to laptops
  • 24 laptops to create a mobile computer lab out of any classroom
  • Wireless access throughout Schaible Science Center


  • EC Epsilon Potentiostat/Galvanostat
  • CEM Microwave Synthesis Apparatus
  • BIO-RAD Electrophoresis System
  • -80°C Freezer
  • Thermo Scientific Sorvall RC 6+ Centrifuge
  • Johnson Matthey Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Vacuum Atmospheres Company Glove Box

Molecular Modeling and Visualization Software/Hardware

  • Spartan Molecular Modeling Software
  • Maple V – Mathematical Software (Site License with Math and Physics)
  • ChemDraw Pro software

ACS Journals and Library Resources

  • ACS Journals Online: The library has an electronic subscription to the full set of ACS journals.
  • Scifinder Scholar from Chemical Abstracts Service available on campus
  • Web of Science

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