SUNY Oneonta



Facilities & Resources



The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry shares the Physical Science Building with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. There are six teaching laboratories, and research laboratories, offices, and a four-room instrument suite on the second floor. Three additional research laboratories are in the basement. Small to medium-sized electronic classrooms and several computer labs are located on the first and second floors.


  • 6 teaching laboratories for general, organic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry
  • Research space for faculty and student research
  • 4 instrument rooms
  • One large laboratory for faculty research plus several smaller spaces
  • Department computer laboratory with projector system and 24 state-of-the-art PC computers, each with two monitors, and CAChe molecular modeling software


  • JEOL 300 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • HP 5890 Series II Gas Chromatograph System for forensic and environmental analysis
  • Photon Technologies spectrofluorimeter and UV-VIS Spectrometer for spectroscopic measurements
  • GC-MS: Varian Saturn 2100 GC/MS/MS with 8410 Autosampler
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda II Dual-Beam Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-VIS)
  • Varian ProStar High Performance Liquid Chromatograph System for biochemical analysis
  • Parr Solution and Bomb Calorimeter for thermodynamic studies
  • Varian Liberty II ICP-AES and CEM-Microwave Accelerated Reaction System for heavy metals analysis
  • BAS EC Electrochemical Analyzer
  • Perkin-Elmer Digital Polarimeter
  • Nicolet IS10 FTiR