Chemistry Facilities

The Department of Chemistry offers students the opportunity to gain hands on experience with high performance laboratory equipment.

You can find additional information on our research assets via the tabs above.

Computational Facilities
The Chemistry Department has a robust history of leveraging computational methods to conduct research. Commonly used tools include Gaussian for molecular orbital investigations and Sybyl and Amber for molecular modeling and molecular dynamic studies of biological macromolecules. In addition to numerous high-end work stations through out the research labs we house a 32 node (64 CPU) Apple HPC cluster. Georgia State University's Information Systems & Technology houses a 3.9 TeraFlop, 576 processor IBM p5 575 super computer and a 3 TeraFlop IBM 1350 HS21XM BladeCenter with 320 CPUs, both of which are available to Georgia State University researchers. A new IBM p755 super computer with 20 nodes (total 640 processor cores, over 1.5TeraBytes memory) is being deployed summer 2010.
Culture and Fermentation
The fermentation facility is shared with the Biology Department and includes "state-of-the-art" computerized New Brunswick 30 liter and 150 liter fermenters, with temperature and pH controls, cell harvesting capacity, and a large scale (up to 1 kg of cells) homogenizer and Dynamill Cell distributor. The centralized facility also boasts a 3 Liter pilot fermenter/chemoststat. In addition the facility includes a novel, recently patented, centrifugal fermentation facility.
DNA Sequencing and Protoemics
A shared core facility with Biology Department .

A wide array of equipment and facilities dedicated to imaging biological samples from the atomic to the macroscopic levels.

The Mass Spectrometry Facility at Georgia State University is a research resource to provide modern instrumentations and expertise in the analysis of chemical and biological molecules with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers. The Facility operates six instruments including a Waters Micromass Q-TOF micro (ESI-Q-TOF) with a Waters nanoAcquity UPLC- and an alliance HPLC, Bruker-Daltonis UletraflexeXtreme MALDI TOF-TOF–tissue imaging, a Shimadzu QP5050A GC-EIMS, an ABSciex API 3200 (ESI(APCI)-Triple Quadruple) with an Agilent 1200 HPLC, a Thermo Scientific LTQ- Orbitrap Elite coupled with Thermo Scientific Dionex UltiMate 3000 RSLCnano UPLC, and an Agilent 1100 series II LC-CE-MSD.

The Facility can usually perform routine low-resolution analysis by EI, CI, ESI, nanoSpray, APCI and MALDI of small organic molecules and large biological molecules such as peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, oligosaccharides, polymers etc. The Facility also routinely conducts exact mass and elemental composition determination, tandem (MS/MS) experiments and GC and LC separations with MS detection as requested by researchers.

Spectrometry Instruments  Protocols and Useful Links  Instructions for Sample Submission 



Dr. Siming Wang

Dr. Siming Wang
Director of Mass Spectrometry Facility
Georgia State University
505 Science Annex (Office)
(404) 413-5558 (Office)
438A Natural Science Center (Lab)
(404) 413-5494 (Lab)

Ms. Lenong Allison
Department of Chemistry
Georgia State University
438A Natural Science Center
(404) 413-5494


The GSU NMR Research Facility is dedicated to providing campus wide access to sophisticated NMR spectroscopy instrumentation. The facility’s focus is to provide NMR technical expertise and support, and engage in collaborative research and consultation, promoting interdisciplinary discovery and innovative thinking within the campus and the capital community.

Currently, the facility operates Bruker Avance III HD 600MHz,  Bruker Avance III 400MHz, and Bruker Avance 400MHz spectrometers. The Bruker Avance III HD 600MHz NMR is equipped with triple resonance probe. It is dedicated to macromolecular research such as proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides, lipids, and carbohydrates. Both the Bruker AVIII 400MHz and AV 400MHz NMR spectrometers are equipped with BBFO probes where the broadband channel can observe frequencies from 109Ag to 19F. The two Bruker 400 MHz spectrometers are used primarily for the analysis of small molecules.