The Todd Wehr Chemistry Building is centered in the Wehr Science Complex on the Marquette campus. The six-story chemistry building, which has recently undergone extensive renovation, provides 100,000 square feet of research and teaching space equipped with the modern instrumentation required for chemical research.
Facilities for Research: Major Research Instrumentation
The on-site NMR facility is managed by Dr. Sheng Cai and includes 300 MHz (with autosampler), 400 MHz and 600 MHz NMR instruments. These instruments provide us with important structural data to help determine isomeric structures.
The department also has small-molecule single-crystal and powder XRD instruments that provide diffraction data, which is used to calculate precise 3D structures of catalysts and small molecules obtained as single crystals. The facility is managed by Dr. Sergey Lindeman, the staff crystallographer, and is also supported in part by Dr. Raj Rathore.
Maintained by Dr. Ruchi Shukla and Mark Bartelt.
The MALDI is very useful for determining the mass of high molecular weight compounds, such as proteins. It is maintained by Dr. Sheng Cai.
With a probe capable of running solid samples.
Supported and funded in part by Prof. Evgueni Kovriguine.
For the characterization of chiral compounds.
Facilities for Teaching
The Todd Wehr Chemistry Building has newly renovated labs and outstanding teaching facilities. General Chemistry labs contain MeasureNet workstations that are outfitted with a variety of chemical probes for data acquisition, and each lab has smart podiums and projection systems. Organic labs feature individual hoods for each student. All of our research instrumentation is available for use by undergraduates in the classroom and in research.
Access to the Raynor Memorial Libraries resource catalog is available from numerous computers in the chemistry building. Free, unlimited computer time is available to students and faculty across campus at the Raynor Memorial Libraries and there are many state-of-the-art PCs throughout the Chemistry Department. Our faculty, staff and students also have access to the high-speed University Computer Cluster (Pere).