Facilities | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Science


Image Center

The centrally located IMAGE facility provides training, technical service, and research in scanning electron, transmission electron, atomic-force, and light microscopy. Advanced capabilities include x-ray analysis, image analysis, and viewing of specimens under near-atmospheric conditions.

NMR Facility

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility at Southern Illinois University is a university-wide facility. It has three Varian high-field multinuclear spectrometers, an Inova 500, a Mercuryplus 400, and an Inova 300 wide-bore.  These instruments are available for use by SIUC researchers at attractive rates with discount rates available for extended data collection periods.

Research Shop

The Central Research Shop is supported by the Office of Research Development and Administration. Its purpose is to provide researchers with a facility where they can have the specialized technical problems of research apparatus and equipment solved with a minimum of cost and delay. To achieve this end, the C.R.S. maintains and staffs facilities for woodworking, welding, machining, sheet metal fabrication, electrical and electronics operations, as well as short run manufacturing.

Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Mass Spectrometry Facility is located in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The Facility owns and operates several high-performance mass spectrometers to support basic research efforts throughout Southern Illinois University.  The Facility offers training for independent operation of instruments as well as sample analysis by Facility personnel.