About

Facilities

The Department of Chemistry is located in the French Family Science Center (FFSC), a 275,000 sq. ft. state of the art research facility.   FFSC was partially funded by a $30 million gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

This state-of-the-art building holds research and teaching laboratories for genomics, biological chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, physical biology and bioinformatics. FFSC also brings together several Arts & Science disciplines under one roof, providing space for the departments of chemistry and biology, biological anthropology and anatomy, mathematics and physics.  The design of the FFSC helps to further the institutional goals to promote interdisciplinary science at the Chemistry/Biology and Chemistry/Materials interface.  The center is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified as a green building.  

Housed within FFSC are numerous Instrumentation Facilities that house modern and diverse instrumentation for a range of analytical needs, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and a variety of spectroscopies.  The guidelines for use of these facilities encourage the large number of chemistry centered researchers across campus and the local area to take advantage of these fantastic resources.

NOTICE:

The Department of Chemistry is currently inviting applications for the Director of the Shared Instrument Facility.  If interested email your CV and two letters of recommendation to chem-instruments@duke.  The full advertisement can be found at http://chem.duke.edu/news-announcements/department-seeking-new-director-shared-instrument-facility.

If you have a question or need to contact someone for the Shared Instrument Facility while we are without a Director, please email chem-instruments@duke.edu.  We will try to direct your question to someone who can help.  We will try to reply within 24 hours.

Room Reservations

French Family Services has two classrooms available for reservation controlled by the Registrar. Reservations are made through 25Live for either classroom in French (2231 auditorium or 2237).

Instrument Facilities

The Duke Chemistry Instrumentation Facility houses modern and diverse instrumentation for a range of analytical needs, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and a variety of spectroscopies.

Use of Facilities

Find information and instructions concerning the use of research facilities.