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School Facilities


The School of Chemistry and Materials Science comprises 27,600 square feet of teaching and research laboratories, support facilities and offices in Thomas Gosnell Hall and the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Sciences. The school is equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments for student use in both classes and research. Most instruments are computer-networked for easy data transfer.

A list of the school's instrumentation can be found to the right.

For information and assistance with these instruments please contact Thomas Allston, the school's instrument specialist.

New NMR Spectrometer

The school recently acquired a 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, which is used to determine the structure and dynamics of molecules as well as images of plants and materials. Pictured are William Destler, President of RIT, and chemistry professor L. Paul Rosenberg at the ribboncutting ceremony.


Chemical Analysis Laboratory

The school has a wide range of analytical instrumentation which can be used to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of chemical or materials samples. Our well-trained faculty, staff, and students are experienced with a variety of analyses. Contact our instrumentation specialist (INCLUDE MAILTO LINK) to discuss how we can help you with your analytical and characterization needs.

NanoImaging Lab

The Nano Imaging Lab conducts research into the design, development, and application of imaging to material and biological systems on very small scales, in conjunction with the schools of chemistry and physics. The lab conducts research into the creation of nano-materials for biological imaging and imaging display technologies.


Instrumentation Specialist

Thomas Allston

Thomas Allston

GOS 8-A200



  • Instrument Scheduler
  • Atomic Absorption
  • Fluorimeter
  • GC-MS
  • LC-MS
  • Infrared
  • HPLC
  • NMR
  • Electrochemistry
  • UV-VIS
  • DSC
  • TGA
  • DMA
  • Viscometer
  • Spin Coater
  • Centrifuge
  • Inert Gas Chamber
  • Optical Microscope
  • Magnetic Susceptibility