College of Science & Engineering


​Department Instrumentation

Through major grants from NSF, NIH, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Dreyfus Foundation, Murdock Charitable Trust, Research Corporation, and additional funding from Western Washington University, the Chemistry Department maintains a suite of state-of-the-art instrumentation. For a complete list of instrumentation and equipment that Chemistry offers, please see the Department's complete Instrumentation List (pd​f).
Agilent 6890-5973 GC-MS


  • Agilent 6890-5973 GC-MS with 100 position autosampler
  • Varian CP3800 GC with FID detector and 50 position autosampler
  • Varian 3900 GC with FID detector and 10 position autosampler
  • Varian Prostar HPLC with PDA UV/Vis detector and 84 position autosampler



  • Bruker Avance III 500 MHz FT-NMR with 24 position autosampler
  • Varian MercuryPlus 300 MHz FT-NMR with 100 position autosampler
  • Jasco V-670 UV/Vis with 6 position linear cell changer (Peltier temperature controlled) and diffuse reflectance accessories
  • HP 8452A UV/Vis (x3)
  • HP 8453 UV/Vis (x2)
  • OLIS DSM-10 Circular Dichroism Spectrometer with Peltier temperature control, stopped flow, and titrator accessories
  • Jasco 4600 FT-IR with single-bounce diamond ATR
  • Thermo Nicolet 6700 FT-IR with single-bounce diamond ATR
  • ​Thermo iS10 FT-IR with single-bounce diamond ATR
  • ​PTI Fluorometer with excitation/emission polarizers and 4 position autosampler (Peltier temperature controlled)
  • SPECS Sage 100 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer with dual Al/Mg source

Rigaku XtaLab Pro XRD


  • Rigaku XtaLab Pro XRD with Cu & Mo sources
  • Horiba Auto SE Ellipsometer
  • Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Surface Area/Porosimetry System
  • Beckman Coulter Delsa Nano HC Photo Correlation Spectrometer
  • Pine WaveNow Potentiastats (x2)
  • Pine WaveDriver 20 Bipotentiastat
  • Rudolph Digital Automatic Polarimeter



  • ​Beckman Coulter XPN-80 Ultracentrifuge with TY-70 Ti fixed angle and SW-32 Ti swinging bucket rotors
  • Sorvall RC-6+ Superspeed Centrifuge (x2) with F10S-6x500y and F20S-8x50y fiberglass rotors
  • Market Forge Sterilmatic Autoclave
  • CEM Discover Microwave Synthesizer with 24 position autosampler
  • Labconco FreeZone Lyophilizer
  • Millipore Milli-Q Advantage A-10 Nanopure System

TA Instruments DHR-2 Hybrid Rheometer

Instrumentation Available via AMSEC

Thermal Analysis:

  • TA Instruments Q500 TGA
  • TA Instruments Q500 TGA with Thermo iS10 FTIR
  • TA Instruments Q100 DSC
  • TA Instruments Q20 HP-DSC
  • TA Instruments Q800 DMA
  • TA Instruments DHR-2 Hybrid Rheometer



  • Agilent 7500ce ICP-MS with New Wave Research UP213AS Laser Ablation accessory
  • Bruker Bioscope Catalyst AFM
  • PANAlytical MRD Pro XRD with Cu source
  • Surface Physics M-Probe ESCA XPS with monochromatic Al source


Instrumentation Available via Scientific Technical Services (STS)


  • Agilent 1100 Series HPLC with Infinity 1260 multiple wavelength detector and 40 position autosampler
  • Varian ProStar 240 HPLC with multiple wavelength and Waters 432 conductivity detectors
  • Malvern GPCMax GPC with LALS & RALS, and a RI detector
  • Varian CP3800 GC with Saturn 2000 Ion Trap MS and 50 position autosampler



    • JEOL JSM-7200F SEM with Oxford Instruments EDX, Deben HAADF Annular SEM/STEM, and retractable backscatter detectors
    • Vega TS 5136MM SEM with Oxford Instruments EDX, Deben Centaurus CL, Gatan Chroma CL, and retractable backscatter detectors
    • PowerTomePC Ultramicrotome with cryogenic cooling
    • Packard 1900 CA Tri-Carb Liquid Scintillation Counter
    • Varian SpectraAA 220FS FAAS with SPS-5 and SIPS autosampler
    • Varian SpectraAA 220Z GFAA with GTA 110Z and PSD