The WPI Chemistry and Biochemistry department is located in the modern Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, designed to promote high-level interdisciplinary research. Small- and medium-scale research instrumentation can be found in the research labs of individual faculty and used in collaborative research.

Microscopy/Imaging Core

The Microscopy/Imaging Core lets users image live, fixed, unlabeled, or fluorescently labeled samples using one of several available microscopes, including the following:

  • Leica SP5 Point Scanning Confocal/DMI6000 inverted
  • Zeiss Axiovert 200M inverted
  • Eppendorf Transfer Man NK2 Micromanipulators
  • Burleigh Piezo
  • Narishige Micro Forge (Model MF-90)/& Beveler (Model EG-44)
  • FTIR Vertex spectrometer with a Hyperion Focal Plane Array microscope, Bruker Optics

Major Instrument Core

Instrumentation here includes the following:

  • High-performance digital NMR Spectrometer AVANCE III TN 500, BrukerBiospin
  • X-ray Difractometer Single Crystal, Kappa APEX II System, Bruker AXS
  • X-ray Difractometer Powder, D8 FOCUS, Bruker AXS
  • LC/MS System 6130 Series Quadrupole, Agilent Technologies
  • GC/MS System 5975 Series Quadrupole, Agilent Technologies
  • FTIR Spectrometer Tensor 37, BrukerOptics
  • Varian Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, SpectrAA 880/GTA 100
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance, Reichert
  • Stopped-flow spectrophotometer, Applied Biophysics


This 3,500-square-foot facility within the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center houses small rodents and aquatics in eight rooms. These include a quarantine room and barrier facility, two procedure rooms, a laboratory, a cage washroom, and a shower.

Teaching Facilities

Our instructional facilities, located in the recently renovated Goddard Hall, are designed to provide students with an exceptional learning experience. Modern classrooms are equipped with the latest multimedia technology, and teaching laboratories are well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.