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Centres & Labs

Professors and students with the Department of Chemistry are supported by these research centres:

  • NMR-3 - The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Resource (NMR-3) supports NMR-related research. It houses five NMR spectrometers capable of studying both liquid and solid samples.
  • Mass Spectrometry Laboratory - A range of mass spectrometry facilities are available (EI, ESI, APCI, CI and MALDI).  Researchers within and outside the Department can access mass spectrometry facilities through service provisions, and hands-on use is available in some cases.  High-resolution (accurate mass) EI and ESI services are available, as well as low-resolution facilities for other ionization modes.
  • TARC - The Trace Analysis Research Centre (TARC), an internationally recognized centre for research in analytical chemistry, has been a part of the Department of Chemistry for over thirty years. Members of the Centre include the faculty and students interested in and involved with research and education in analytical chemistry. The purpose of the Centre is to promote advances in all aspects of the science of chemical measurement. To this end TARC has, over the years, sponsored international conferences in chemical analysis, participated in programs to develop centres of excellence in analytical chemistry in developing countries, promoted research in various aspects of chemical measurements, and developed modern materials and instrumentation for undergraduate education in analytical chemistry.
  • The Department of Chemistry is also active in the Institute for Research in Materials. IRM is comprised of nearly 80 faculty members in six faculties and 20 departments. Research topics range from nanomaterials to macroscopic structures and include both experimental and theoretical approaches.