In May 2009, the Department of Chemistry moved into start-of-the-art Jesse D. Jones Hall. This new facility has made a tremendous impact on the teaching and research activities of the faculty and staff. In addition, the department recently acquired several new pieces of major instrumentation through a NSF grant and a generous gift from Dr. Jesse D. Jones (Chemistry ’64). The NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant led to the purchase of a JEOL 400-MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer. This instrument is a critical component of any chemistry program approved by the American Chemical Society. In 2010, the department was very happy and grateful to receive a large gift from Dr. Jesse D. Jones. Through these funds, major instruments and equipment in the areas of digital projection, chromatography, thermal analysis, and inert atmosphere were purchased. Most of this equipment is housed in the Jones/Ross Research Center. Dr. Jones also contributed to the purchase of a Scanning Electron Microscope that is housed at Hancock Biological Station and available to chemistry students and faculty. This substantial upgrade in infrastructure, coupled with dedicated faculty and staff, makes the chemistry department an excellent choice to prepare for industrial positions and careers in a variety of areas such as forensics, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and teaching.
Please click HERE for a list of major instrumentation.