UND Chemistry provides some of the most modern chemistry teaching and research facilities in the state of North Dakota and surrounding region.
The Chemistry Department is located in Abbott Hall. It is well-equipped for ongoing research performed by department faculty and students, houses 29 laboratories and classrooms, over 30 faculty and student offices, as well as numerous meeting, gathering, and study spaces.
- Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) Hitachi SU8010
- Contact Dr. Julia Zhao
- Located Abbott Hall 126
- Agilent high resolution time of flight mass spectrometer (MS) with Optional High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
- Contact Dr. Alena Kubatova
- Located in Abbott Hall 110
- Training Resources
- EC of ND INBRE houses spectroscopic instrumentation for determination of metals including ICAP-Q Inductively Coupled Plasma with Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Atomic Absorption spectroscopy (AAS) equipped both with flame and furnace and modified to allow for exact temperature measurements.
- Contact Dr. David Pierce
- ND INBRE EC Core
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.
There are 2 computational labs in the Chemistry Department. Each is equipped with approximately 96 cores, organized as heterogeneous Linux clusters. The quantum chemistry cluster has production and development versions of the in-house code (i.e., undmol), as well as the widely distributed GAMESS and NWChem packages. In addition, computational chemists have access to UND supercomputers, including dedicated job queues.
- Contact Dr. Rick Chu
Instrument Access to Graduate Students and Research Fellows
To arrange for sample analysis user need to contact faculty listed as contact providing also training, approvals for training completion, and scheduling of the equipment.
Each potential research student user needs to:
- be recommended by his or her research advisor to the faculty member in charge of the equipment,
- contact the faculty member in charge of the instrument,
- be trained by the faculty in charge of the instrument or by a person designated by that faculty (not by his or her research advisor), and
- receive approval from the faculty responsible for the equipment.
Omission of this process or lack of communication may lead to loss of access to instrumentation.
Repairs and Equipment and Computer Malfunction
For repairs and concerns about equipment and/or chemistry computers, please submit your request here: