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Dr. Julie Abrahamson
Dr. Lothar Stahl
• occupies a unique niche as one of the smaller Ph.D.-granting programs in the country
• conducts nationally and internationally significant research
• provides individualized graduate education in the context of vibrant, externally-supported research.
• externally funded research through NSF, ACS PRF, US EPA, etc.
• 35-45 peer reviewed articles per year within the last 10 years
• 12 research active permanent faculty
• interdisciplinary research collaboration across the entire UND campus, e.g., School of Medicine, Departments of Chem. Engineering, Biology, Atm. Sciences
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The Chemistry department at the Abbot Hall is well equipped for ongoing research performed by individual faculty funded by external funding from National Science Foundation, ND EPSCOR, PRF ACS and other agencies. Abbot Hall houses 29 laboratories and classrooms, over 30 faculty and student offices including space for provides modern teaching and research facilities in the state of North Dakota and surrounding regions.
Instrumentation utilized by the department is modern and extensive enabling externally funded high quality research. Major equipment includes a new ICAP-Q Inductively Coupled Plasma with Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS), a Bruker AVANCE 500 high-field superconducting nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer (with multinuclear solution capability), a Siemens P-4 single crystal X-ray diffractometer, a Scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) Hitachi SU8010, an Agilent high resolution time of flight mass spectrometer (MS) with optional high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), a number of gas chromatographs (GC) and GC-MS instruments, several FT-IR spectrometers, flame absorption and ICP with mass spectrometer, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrometers, a Jasco-J810 Spectropolarimeter, and numerous other specialized instruments used by individual faculty members and their students.
The department operates a variety of computational platforms, ranging from PC to mainframe, to address varied needs. For word processing and communications, graduate students and faculty have 24-hour access to departmental computer labs housing 20 up to date PCs and Macintoshes with laser printers. For research, the Department maintains several SGI (Silicon Graphics) workstations, two SGI Origin Servers, and four Compaq/DEC Alpha workstations (two are powerful XP1000s). A growing number of high-0end PCs are also configured to run Linux, or are dual boot machines that function as workstations as needed.
Libraries on the UND campus house the largest collection of chemistry journals, series and textbooks in the state of North Dakota. In addition, these libraries subscribe to numerous online services and support the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which subscribes to additional journals and serials dedicated to areas of biological chemistry.