Labs and Facilities


Departmental Research Facilities

Research Lab Space
The N.C. A&T Chemistry Department is located in the New Science Building with state-of-the-art research facilities. Each research professor in the department has ~ 1200-2000 sq. ft of synthetic lab space with two double 12 ft. fume hoods. 

NMR Facility
We maintain one Bruker Avance Neo 400 MHz NMR: This instrument has a solid-state capability which is a unique capability among all of the triad area Colleges, to support the research efforts of about 30 students and postdocs. The spectrometer is capable of proton, carbon-13, P-31, F-19 and 2D experiments. The NMR facility is located on the ground floor of the New Science Building and managed by Mufeed Basti, Ph.D. and Mr. James King.

NMR Chemistry
Mass Spec
Users from the Department of Chemistry and other departments on A&T's campus can have full access to the laboratory once trained. Currently, the lab houses a Varian and HP GC-Mass Spectrometer units. The Mass Spec Facility is located in room 209 on the 2nd floor of NSB and managed by Mr. James King.

X-Ray Facility
Currently, we have a Rigaku Bench top powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Instrument: The instrument can be used for qualitative and quantitative phase analysis of poly-crystalline materials.

XRD chemistry
Genetic Analysis
Currently, the Department houses a 3100 Applied Bioscience Genetic Analyzer (DNA Sequencer). This instrument is located in room 316 on the third floor of NSB and managed by Margaret Kanipes, Ph.D.

Sample Purification/Analysis
North Carolina A&T Chemistry has several instruments used for purification and analysis of samples including HPLC, IR and UV-visible spectrophotometers, Mattson 20/20 Galaxy FTIR, gas chromatographs, high-speed centrifuges,  Electrochemical set-ups and an Impedance analyzer.

FRIR Chemistry
An FTIR Microscope: a valuable tool for the analysis of fibers, particulates, polymer studies, including characterization of weathered coated substrates, thin films and depth analysis of materials.

Spectroscopic systems: Absorption and Emission spectroscopic Instruments for optical science studies

Element analysis
The Department of Chemistry also has a Inductively Coupled Plasma- Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES); well regarded for environmental measurement technique, trace analysis of consumer products including steel, minerals and human hair for toxicity and metal deposition analysis

Other resource through collaborative effort
As a part of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), established recently, all investigators at North Carolina A&T Chemistry will have access to additional state-of-the-art facilities such as GC-MS, LC, He-Ion Microscope, SEM, TEM, and AFM.

Unique Programs

Debasish Kuila, Ph.D., and his interdisciplinary team, received $2 Million Grant to Convert Bio-Waste to Fuel