Facilities

Facilities

Teaching Labs Classrooms Research Labs

The instructional laboratories are multifunctional; they are used for research, teaching and community outreach programs.

These labs, and more, are all for you.

Classrooms are designed to accommodate 24-32 students. Just one more way Ashland University provides "Accent on the Individual". The research laboratories at Ashland provide students and faculty workspace and equipment for conducting scientific research.

Our faculty are actively involved in research and more than 75 percent of our chemistry majors engage in an independent senior research project and/or a summer research program supervised by our faculty members.

The Ingmand Instrumental Laboratory houses the majority of our teaching and research instrumentation. Students use this laboratory beginning in their freshman year. It serves for instructional and research programs. Our computer classroom labs contain PCs that are equipped with relevant software and tools to get the job done right.  Kettering also has a building-wide wireless internet connection.

Each of our students are able to use our lab equipment.

Our lab spaces are designed for conducting lectures, discussions, collaborative activities and laboratories.

They contain an instructor's station equipped with the newest smartboard technology, sound system, wireless microphone, document camera and audio/visual equipment (computer, DVD, VCR).

Want some quiet time? Visit one of our break-out rooms, located in the foyer.  
The Organic Chemistry lab. Complete with quiet fume hoods.    

Instrumentation

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer SpectrAA 220FS (Varian)
Equipped with Graphite Furnace, Autosampler, SIPS and VGA

This instrument is used to detect metals in samples at a concentration of one part per million and lower.

Fourrier Transform Infrared Spectrometer Perkin Elmer 16 PC

This instrument detects a molecule's absorption of infrared light. Infrared light causes molecules to vibrate. This instrument is used to determine a molecule's structure and identity based on the types of vibrations the molecule possesses.

Ultraviolet/Visible Spectrometer Perkin Elmer Lambda 2

This instrument is used to measure the absorption of visible and ultraviolet light. Molecules absorb these wavelengths of light and undergo electronic excitation.

Spectrofluorimeter Shimadzu RF 5301 PC

This instrument is used to measure the emission of visible and ultraviolet light from molecules that have been optically excited to electronic excited states. Molecules emit light when they make transitions from excited states to the ground electronic state.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

This instrument is used to determine the chemical structure of molecules. It aids in the determination of hydrogen and carbon attachments in molecules.

Capillary Electrophoresis Lumex Capel 103R

This Instrument is used to separate molecules in a capillary based on their size and the electrical charge that they posses.

Gas Chromatography (Mass Spectrometer Detector) Hewlett Packard HP6890 GCMS

This instrument separates molecules based on their polarity and boiling point. It detects the separated molecules by analyzing the mass of each component.

Ion Exchange Chromatography Dionex

This instrument separates molecules based on the electrical charge that they posses. It detects the molecules by electrochemical and conductivity detection.

IC High Performance Liquid Chromatography Agilent 1100 Series

Equipped with diode array and refractive index detectors

This instrument separates aqueous molecules based on size, molecular weight, polarity and charge. It detects the separated molecules by examining the visible and ultraviolet absorption of the molecules or by detecting the refractive index of the molecules.

Differential Scanning Calorimeter Dupont (DSC 10)Equipped with Thermal gravimetric analyzer (951 TGA)

This instrument measures the behavior of materials upon the addition of heat. It is used to identify molecules and characterize properties of polymers.

Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Bruker

This instrument is used to analyze biomolecules (biopolymers such as proteins, peptides and sugars) and large organic molecules (such as polymers, dendrimers and other macromolecules).