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.
French Family Services has two classrooms available for reservation, French 2231 (The Bonk Lecture Hall) and French 2237. Both are controlled by the Trinity Facilities Office for events and meetings.
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.
Find information and instructions concerning the use of research facilities.