The Department of Chemistry features an advanced instrumentation laboratory, NMR laboratory, research laboratory for faculty-directed undergraduate projects in biochemistry and organic chemistry, and two teaching laboratories.
- Hands-on use of 300 MHz FT-NMR helps students develop critical analysis skills for structure proofs.Â The superconducting NMR instrument is a teaching and research instrument that gives students (beginning in the sophomore year) hands on experience with current NMR technology and supports the departmentâ€™s undergraduate research program. Students are trained how to acquire and interpret NMR spectra on compounds they synthesize or isolate.
- Students are trained by PhD faculty on new FT-IR, GC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, AAS, diode-array UV-Vis, and DSC instrumentation.
- Biochemical apparatus is used for DNA cloning, recombinant protein expression, protein purification, and protein functional characterization.Â Instrumentation includes a PCR thermocycler, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis cells, a Western blot transfer cell, a high resolution gel imaging system, a Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system, and a 96-well microplate reader.
- Students use high performance computing resources for molecular modeling using the Gaussian suite of programs.
St. Davids Campus
Eastern Universityâ€™s picturesque campus is the perfect place for college students to live and study, with on-campus residence halls, the Warner library, multiple study rooms, the recently renovated McInnis Learning Center, and state-of-the-art classrooms. The Warner Library provides students with access to 65,000 periodical titles in paper and electronic format, 870,000+ microform items, and over 60,000 full text ejournals, including access to the premier chemistry journal database called SciFinder. The Chemistry Department is located in the center of campus in Andrews Hall. Click here to view the interactive map of our campus.
Nestled in affluent Wayne, PA, Eastern University is in one of the top 10 college communities in the country (USA Today). There are 40 colleges in the Philadelphia and Philadelphia suburbs, 25% of which are on the Main Line. Eastern students can take advantage of Wayneâ€™s small, walkable downtown, which is lined with local cafes, stores, and businesses.
Eastern University is situated just outside the major, historic urban metropolis of Philadelphia, a diverse city which evinces all of the benefits and challenges of a major urban center and which provides unique learning and living opportunities for students. Eastern students can take the train from the St. Davids station (located adjacent to campus) and be in the city within 20-25 minutes.