The Chemistry Department is located in Abbott Hall.
Abbott Hall, which 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. It provides some of the most modern chemistry teaching and research facilities in the state of North Dakota and surrounding region.
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-end PCs are also configured to run Linux, or are dual boot machines that function as workstations as needed.
Current research is externally funding from the National Science Foundation, ND EPSCOR, ACS-PRF and other agencies.
Libraries on the UND campus house the largest collection of chemistry journals, serials and textbooks in the state of North Dakota. In addition, these libraries subscribe to numerous online services and also support the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which subscribes to additional journals and serials dedicated to areas of biological chemistry.