Chemical Services

Facilities and Services

chem services lab

Chemical Instrument Services
1234 Hach Hall
Phone: 294-5805

The mission of the Chemical Instrumentation Facility (CIF) is to provide analytical instrumentation services and consultation in the areas of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray Diffraction, Spectrophotometry, and other related areas. These services include operation, training, purchase, and assistance in experimental planning and data interpretation as it pertains to the facility instrumentation. CIF is administered by the Department of Chemistry, but exists to support chemical research campus-wide. 

We typically work with graduate students and other researchers. The primary focus is training students to use our instruments to further their research.  In limited cases, we will run samples for researchers. We also assist other academic institutions and Iowa businesses. Fees are charged for use of the instrumentation. ISU Research Park-affiliated companies are charged at the external rate.

Internal (ISU) Rates     External (non-ISU) Rates

For more information about how we can assist you, please drop by or contact one of the CIF staff directly. The office is typically staffed from 8:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Most of the lab doors are unlocked during the day, but require access cards to allow entry in the evenings and on weekends. You must be registered with the Chemistry Department in order to use our services. Please see the Forms Page for details. 

NMRDr. Sarah Cady (Manager)1234
NMRDr. Shu Xu1234
Mass SpecDr. Kamel Harrata (supervisor)1236
X-rayDr. Arkady Ellern (supervisor)1711
SpectroscopyDr. Brett Boote (supervisor)1234

Glass Shop
0551 Gilman Hall
Hours: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chemistry Stores
Storeroom: 1400 Gilman 294-0203
Office: 1351 Gilman 294-6122 or 294-4413
Hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (Last order accepted at 3:55 PM)

Cut off times for dewars:
Large: 3:00 PM
Small: 3:30 PM

Machine Shop
0606 Gilman Hall
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m. and
12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Shipping Hazardous Materials
Guidelines are documented on the Postal and Parcel Services webpage and EH&S

The training course is available on Workday Learning.