Research Facilities

The Department of Chemistry maintains a broad selection of state-of-the-art research instrumentation. A key feature of all our labs is the availability of skilled and dedicated technical staff members who keep the instruments well-maintained and help students with user training, sample prep, data interpretation, and instrument scheduling. There are four research instrumentation facilities within the chemistry department:

  • Crystallography
    • Location: Integrated Life Sciences Building (ILSB) in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC)
    • Contact:¬†Carla Slebodnick (slebod@vt.edu)
  • Mass Spectrometry (MS)
    • Location: 1007 Hahn Hall South
    • Contact: Geno Iannaccone (genoi@vt.edu), Mehdi Ashraf-Khorassani (mashraf@vt.edu)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Location: 006 Hahn Hall South
    • Contact: Geno Iannaccone (genoi@vt.edu), Ken Knott (kknott@vt.edu), Murthy Shaniah (nmrns@vt.edu)
  • Surface Analysis Lab
    • Location: 008 Hahn Hall South
    • Contact: Xu Feng (xufeng@vt.edu)

Technical Support

  • Glass Shop
    • Location: 1006 Hahn Hall South
    • Contact: Tom Wertalik (wertalik@vt.edu)
  • Electronics Shop (IT and Instrument Support)
    • Location: 1107 & 1111 Hahn Hall South
    • Contact: Larry Jackson (ljackson@vt.edu), Steve Breeding (steveb23@vt.edu)
  • Stockroom
    • Location: 174 Davidson Hall
    • Contact: Sharelle Carbaugh (sfdillon@vt.edu)
  • Poster Printing
    • Location: 480 Davidson Hall
    • Contact: Susan Saxe (susan17@vt.edu)