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Facilities and Equipment

Equipment and facilities matter to chemistry and biochemistry majors. Although we’re a small university, our facilities are modern and our equipment is cutting-edge. Additionally, we give students hands-on access to equipment that most students don’t get to use until graduate school.

Our department is housed on the second floor of the Meyer Hall of Science and the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences, a student-centered research and learning facility that opened in 2009. Our department includes nine classrooms, nine teaching labs, three conference rooms, two computing lounges, 17 offices, 13 research labs, and stockroom and preparation areas.

We’re particularly proud of our nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR) – the Bruker Avance III 400 MHz. This $250,000 NMR expands the scope and quality of the research we conduct here. As a chemistry or biochemistry major, you’ll receive extensive hands-on training on the NMR in your sophomore year so that you can operate it independently. It’s one more incredible experience to add to your résumé.

To see the complete list of our equipment and facilities, click on the “In this section” menu above.

Here’s some additional equipment we offer. Click the names for additional information:





  • 4-electrode potentiostat
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • High speed centrifuge
  • Pulsed polarograph
  • Vacuum Atmospheres Solvent Purification System
  • Vacuum Atmospheres Glove-box
  • Thermoforma -80°C Freezer
  • Index Instruments AA-5 Digital Polarimeter

Other Facilities

  • Glass-working bench, torches, and equipment
  • Machine shop (located in the College of Engineering Building)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lori Kindle

Meyer 262
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed