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Qianli Rick Chu


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Our Lab and Instructments (see pictures below)

Dr. Chu's laboratory in Chemistry Department occupies about 3000 square feet and is equipped with equipment necessary for the sustainable materials synthesis and photochemistry (10 hoods, 24 benches).
The equipment includes:
       1) a Beckman DU 640 Spectrophotometer;
       2) a photoreactor with 450W UV Immersion lamp
       3) a Rayonet photoreactor with interchangeable light sources
       4) a Welsbach T-23 Ozone Generator
       5) a Rainin Dynamax SD-200 HPLC
The laboratory is also equipped with basic tools necessary for the performance of the lab including: 4 computers, 6 rotovaps, 5 balances, 5 ovens, 10 vacuum pumps, 8 refrigerators and 1 dry box.


The Chemistry Department has available computer equipment with appropriate software for the proposed research project e.g., CCDC (Cambridge Structural Database System Software), Chemoffice and Spartan.  For word processing and communications, graduate students, post-docs and faculty have 24-hour access to departmental computer labs housing 20 networked PCs and Macintoshes with laser printers. The department also operates a variety of computational platforms, ranging from PC to mainframe, to address varied needs.

Major Equipment in the Department (accessible and free of charge)

  1. a Bruker Advanced 500 MHz high-field superconducting NMR spectrometer (with multinuclear solution capability)
  2. a Bruker D8 single crystal X-ray diffractometer (Apex II)
  3. Agilent LC1100 with MSD IT (Bruker)
  4. several Hewlett-Packard GC/MS
  5. several FT-IR spectrometers
  6. a ultra-high resolution SEM (will be installed in the spring of 2011) 

Major Equipment at UND (accessible and free of charge)

  1. a Hitachi 7500 TEM (The Basic Sciences Imaging Center)
  2. a Hitachi 4700 field emission SEM (The Basic Sciences Imaging Center)
  3. a Zeiss LSM 510 META confocal and FCS system (The Basic Sciences Imaging Center)
  4. an Olympus Fluoview 300 confocal laser-scanning confocal microscope (The Basic Sciences Imaging Center)
  5. an OMICRON Scanning Tunneling Microscope (The Department of Physics and Astrophysics)

Pictures of Our Lab and Chemists

Lab 235

lab 3

lab 4

lab 1

lab 2

lab 5







The University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND 58202
Send questions/comments about this web site to the Dr. Qianli Rick Chu.
Tel: 701-777-3941

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