Research Instrumentation

The Department of Chemistry at Georgetown University is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to facilitate the wide array of research carried out by students, faculty, and staff.

Instrument Status

Analytical Instrumentation

A crucial element in the training of new chemists is learning how to prepare samples, collect data, and interpret those results. As such, researchers are strongly encouraged to become fully trained, independent instrument users. Department instrumentation includes HPLC, FTIR, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS, ICP/MS, DSC, TGA, UV-Vis, Fluorometers, Polarimeters, CHN Elemental Analysis, Circular Dichroism, Raman, NMR, and X-ray Diffraction facilities to name a few. These instruments are located in Regents Hall, Basic Science Building, and Reiss Science Building.

Computational Resources

Computational resources are available for computational chemistry and advanced data analysis. Researchers have access to High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The general purpose shared cluster consists of 1,000 CPUs and 10 GPUs while it is easily expandable in GCP as needed. A wide variety of advanced chemistry software is available on these Google Cloud Platform computer clusters. Additionally, a dedicated computer running Materials Studio software is available for research. Undergraduate students learn to use the Spartan software in various courses.

Other Instrumentation on Campus

Chemistry Department members benefit from access to a larger range of instrumentation available on campus through a number of associated GU programs and facilities.  Specialized instrumentation is available through: