The Undergraduate Instrumentation Facility houses the department’s major scientific instruments and brings together an essential collection of instrumentation, support equipment and staff.  The facility seeks to maintain research level instrumentation, provide access to and training on the instruments, and promote a safe working environment through training and adherence to best practices.

The Instrumentation Facility is proactive in maintaining and the acquisition of research grade instruments in keeping with technological trends and advancement. Our goal is to integrate the high tech scientific instruments into our teaching labs to provide direct hands-on experience to all students in our laboratory course; to provide training that promotes safe and effective use of the facilities; and to provide our expertise to support and enrich student and faculty research.  This allows students to use high tech instrumentation and gain valuable research experience as they progress through our academic programs.

Departmental Instrumentation For Undergraduate Student Use

Bruker 500 MHz NMR

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Diode Array UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Hitachi UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Jasco UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

PE FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared) spectrometer

PE UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Thermo FTIR (Fourier-transform infrared) spectrometer

Rigaku X-Ray Diffractometer

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

Jasco Spectrofluorometer

Differential Scanning Calorimeter


Raman Laser Spectrometer

Smart Raman Laser Spectrometer

Thermogravimetric Analayzer

Agilent GC-MSD

Desktop EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance)


Jasco Polarimeter


Shimadzu GCMS

Brookfield Viscometer

Bubble Angle Tester

Cenco Tensiometer

Chromato-Vue UV Box

Microwave Acid Digester

SRS Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Capacitance Tester

Electronic Balances

Kibron Surface Tension Tester

Leica ABBE Refractometer

Micro Balance & Mag Susceptibilty Balance

Parr Solution Calorimeter

Shimadzu GCs



RPI Undergraduate Student Researchers