Facilities and Research Centers

The Department of Chemistry and NC State boasts a multitude of world-class facilities that enable the advancement of the study of chemical matter of a variety of scales, sizes and types.

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Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC)

The Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) provides NC State researchers and university partners with world-class, state-of-the-art measurement science facilities across four buildings throughout campus, encompassing three key molecular characterization technologies: mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance (NMR and EPR) and x-ray crystallography (small molecule and macromolecular). METRIC is primarily located in Dabney Hall and Polk Hall, with satellite facilities in the Molecular Toxicology Building and Partners III on Centennial Campus.

Imaging and Kinetics Spectroscopy Laboratory (IMAKS)

IMAKS provides cutting edge instrumentation for vibrational spectroscopy, optical microscopy, and time-resolved emission and transient absorption spectroscopy.

Electronic Instrument Shop

The Electronic Instrument Shop maintains and supports all laboratory equipment and computers in the chemistry department. It is also essential in maintaining all NMR spectrometer systems and in assisting in the design of all test and diagnostic apparatus.

Glassblowing Shop

The NC State Glassblowing Shop is operated by the chemistry department to provide scientific glassware design and fabrication. The shop is located in 715 Dabney Hall.

Biological Core Facility (BioCore)

The BioCore facility provides a range of equipment and instrumentation to researchers across campus to facilitate the preparation and study of biological molecules. Highlights include BSL2-certified bacterial and cell culture facilities, robotic liquid handling, microplate readers, phosphorimaging and automated protein purification systems.

Genomic Sciences Laboratory (GSL)

The GSL enables discovery in the biological sciences by providing researchers and students with the necessary cutting-edge equipment and infrastructure required to conduct advanced genomics research.

Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)

The AIF specializes in the characterization of materials using state-of-the-art scanning and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray scattering and spectroscopy instruments, time-of-flight mass spectrometry, scanning probe microscopy, nanoindentation and extensive sample preparation facilities.

Nanofabrication Facility

The Nanofabrication Facility provides users with a broad range of nanofabrication capabilities and services to support a diverse set of projects.

Structural Biochemistry Resource

The SBR provides NC State researchers, collaborators and the broader scientific community with access to structural characterization of biomolecules through the use nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray crystallography and a variety of biophysical instrumentation.

Cellular and Molecular Imaging Facility

The CMIF provides access to advanced imaging equipment. The facility contains a number of state-of-the-art light microscopes, including a Zeiss LSM 880 confocal system with Airyscan and a Zeiss Z.1 lightsheet microscope.