Resources

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Research Facilities

The majority of the research facilities for the Chemistry Department is located in the Reiss Science, the White-Gravenor, and the Basic Sciences buildings.

INSTRUMENTS

Instrument

Manufacturer Model Location Contact

X-Ray

Rigaku

R-Axis Rapid-S

BSC 127

Jeff Bertke

X-Ray

Bruker

Apex DUO

BSC 127

Jeff Bertke

CHN Analyizer

Perkin Elmer

2400 CHNS/O Series II

BSC 129

Ron Davis

UV-Vis

Varian

Cary 100

BSC 129

Ron Davis

FTIR/ATR

Varian

3100

BSC 129

Ron Davis

DSC

TA Instruments

Q200

BSC 133

Ron Davis

TGA

TA Instruments

5000

BSC 133

Ron Davis

MS

Pfeiffer Vac.

Thermo Star

BSC 133

Ron Davis

GC/MS

Varian 

Saturn 2100T

BSC 133

Ron Davis

 

 

S/N 6DM24D1

 

 

 

 

Autosampler

   

GC/MS

Varian 

Saturn 2100T

BSC 133

Ron Davis

 

 

S/N DC420D1

   

 

 

Autosampler

   

NMR

Varian

M300

BSC 133

Ercheng Li

NMR

Varian

400-MR

BSC 133

Ercheng Li

GC-FID

Varian

3800

BSC 133

Ron Davis

HPLC

Varian

Polaris 202

BSC 133

Ron Davis

3 ATR

PIKE MIRacle

 

BSC 133

Ron Davis

Polarimeter

Rudolph Instruments

DigiPol 781-TDU

BSC 135

Ron Davis

UV-Vis

Varian

Cary 50

BSC 135

Ron Davis

FTIR

Varian

Scimitar 800

BSC 135

Ron Davis

UV-Vis

Varian

Cary 50

BSC 139

Ron Davis

FTIR

Varian

Scimitar 800

BSC 139

Ron Davis

NMR

Varian

Inova 500

REI 186L

Angel de Dios/Ercheng Li

UV-Vis

Beckman

DU 640

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

UV-Vis

Agilent

8453

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

UV-Vis

Agilent

8453

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

HPLC

Varian

Prostar 210/215/325

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

HPLC

BAS

Epsilon PM 80 UV-116

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

FTIR

Thermo Nicolet

380

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

FTIR

Perkin Elmer

Spectrum Two

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

CD

Jasco

J-710 Spectropolarimeter

RGH 234

Metallo's group

Fluorometer

Horiba

Fluoromax-4C-L

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

Polarimeter

Rudolph Instruments

DigiPol 781-T6U

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

GC-FID

Varian

CP 3800

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

ICP/MS

Agilent

7700

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

DSC

TA Instruments

Q200

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

TGA

TA Instruments

Q50

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

LC/MS

Varian

212-LC/500-MS

RGH 234

Milena Shahu/Ercheng Li

Incubator

New Brunswick Scientific 24 Incubator shaker

 

RGH 236

Biochem groups

Centrifuge

Eppendorf

5415C

RGH 236

Biochem groups

Raman

   

RGH 236A

Faye Rubinson

UV-Vis

Beckman

DU 640

RGH 236B

Biochem groups

Centrifuge

Beckman

LE80

RGH 236B

Biochem groups

Centrifuge

Sorvall

RC 6+

RGH 236B

Biochem groups

NMR

Bruker

300

RGH 240

Ercheng Li

NMR

Varian 

400-MR

RGH 240

Ercheng Li

X-Ray

Rigaku

Ultima IV

RGH 429

Jeff Bertke

X-Ray

Bruker

D8 Quest

RGH 234

Jeff Bertke

 

The department also maintains licenses for computational and modeling software packages for theoretical investigations.

Individual investigators' labs are equipped for carrying out investigations using such techniques as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, atomic force microscopy, single-photon counting, impedance spectroscopy, liquid chromatography/ electrochemistry, ellipsometry, and Raman spectrometry.system, solid-state NMR, live cell fluroescence imaging, cell and tissue culture, confocal laser scanning microscopy. AutoQuant deconvolution and associated mini tower platforms as well as a Linux cluster for high-end computational chemistry are also in use by individual research groups. Several groups are also equipped with glove boxes for work under dry and/or inert atmospheric conditions.

In addition to access to research facilities in the Chemistry Department, individual research groups have access to a broad range of fabrication, testing, and characterization equipment through the department’s associations with the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, the Georgetown Nanoscience and Microtechnology Laboratory, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, or the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization.”

The department employs full-time electronics and instrumentation specialists for assistance with design and implementation of research equipment.

Tutoring

Tutoring Opportunity for Georgetown Students

Frog Tutoring is looking to hire Georgetown Chemistry students to work as tutors and mentors to students in the Washington DC Area.  Anyone interested in applying to the tutor position  should submit their application and unofficial transcript on their website http://frogtutoring.com/jobs/washington-dc-va.  This is a paid position.  Please click here to learn more https://frogtutoring.com/tutors/Washington_DC_VA_Tutors/page:1

If you are taking a chemistry course and would like additional help from a tutor, there are several options here on campus.

  • Private Tutors: The Chemistry department main office keeps a list of experienced private tutors. Contact Ms. Valencia Boyd (Reiss 240, vb392@georgetown.edu) for a list. Fees vary

  • Peer Tutors: Undergraduate tutors (i.e. recent alumni of the course) are available through the Chemistry Club. For the Fall 2016 semester, tutors are available Wednesdays and Sundays, from between 8:00-10:00 PM in Regents Hall 211. On Sundays before General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry exams, tutors are available from 7:00-10:00 PM. Free

  • Academic Resource Center: provides a tutoring service and is located on the third floor of the Leavey Center (x78354). Free

Career Planning

The Career Education Center at Georgetown University provides several valuable resources to students looking to enter the workforce. Among the services and resources the Career Center provides are:

  • Career education
  • Alumni career networks
  • Career expos
  • Guidance for job seekers (assistance with resume/curriculum vitae development, tips for interviewing, and suggestions for salary negotiations)

Of particular note to chemists looking for careers in research are several websites: American Chemical Society’s ACS Careers, ScienceJobs.com, and Chemjobs.net.

Library

Georgetown’s library system—consisting of seven libraries—serves as an invaluable resource and provides access to over 2.8 million volumes and over 35,000 print and electronic journals. The Blommer Science Library, conveniently located on the third floor of the Reiss Science Building, houses the science collection and provides thorough information services for chemistry students. Opened in April 1970, the Joseph Mark Lauinger Library serves as the largest library on the university’s main campus. Chemistry students are afforded access to the Medical Center’s Dahlgren Memorial Library. Students have borrowing privileges with the Washington Library Research Consortium and enhanced access to the Library of Congress.

Also of particular note are several other resources researchers may find helpful in their search for materials:

GEORGE. GEORGE is the online library catalog that brings together all of Georgetown’s libraries.

Electronic Databases for Chemistry. Georgetown’s Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries provide and maintain a list of databases specifically designed for chemistry research.

ACS Journal Search. The American Chemical Society maintains an extensive database of journals and publications.

Campus Safety

For information regarding Chemical Safety, please visit Georgetown University’s Department of Safety and Environmental Management (SEM). SEM also offers information on laboratory safety, fire safety, and environmental affairs.

More generally, the University provides information regarding personal safety on campus through the Office of University Safety.