Basic Science Stockroom, Basic Science Building, Room 137; Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00pm.
General Chemistry Stockroom, Regents Hall, Room 213; Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00pm.
Main Stockroom, Regents Hall, Room 139; Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The majority of the research facilities for the Chemistry Department are located in Reiss Science Building, White-Gravenor Hall, Basic Sciences building, and Regents Hall.
See the instruments page for the complete list.
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, raman spectroscopy, solid-state NMR, live cell fluroescence imaging, cell and tissue culture, and 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, and GUMC Biomedical Research.”
The department employs full-time electronics and instrumentation specialists for assistance with experimental design and implementation of research equipment.
Consortium of Universities
Chemistry Students have the option to take elective courses from 13 member schools of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan area to include: American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgewashington University, Howard University, Marymount University, Southeastern University, Tirinity University, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland – College Park.
For details of registration, please refer to the Registrar’s Consortium Registration page, or seek advice from the chemistry department office.
Tutoring Opportunity for Georgetown Students
If you are taking a chemistry course and would like additional help from a tutor, there are several options here on campus.
- Peer Tutors: Undergraduate tutors (i.e. recent alumni of the course) are available through the Chemistry Club. For the Fall 2021 semester, tutors are available Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8:00-11:00 PM in Regents Hall 353, and on zoom.
- Academic Resource Center: provides a tutoring service and is located on the third floor of the Leavey Center (x78354). Free
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, ziprecruiter.com/Jobs/Chemistry, and Chemjobs.net.
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.
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 GUPD website.