Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty & Staff Resources

Resources for Faculty & Staff

Departmental documents and forms; departmental committees;
equipment and instrumentation resource lists and contact info.

Equipment & Instrumentation

All equipment can be used for either research or teaching.  Some equipment may require training and/or scheduling depending on usage needs.  All equipment resources are listed here including equipment/instrumentation: 1) purchased by individual researchers through start-up funds, 2) procured through sponsored grants, 3) donated, and 4) procured through Departmental funds. Contact names for discipline-specific equipment are included on the contact cards below, along with a list of the equipment available for each discipline.

Updated: September 2020

Department Contacts:

  1. David Anderson, Associate Professor and Chair, danderso@uccs.edu, 719-255-3154
  2. Janel Owens, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, jowens2@uccs.edu, 719-255-3207
  3. Brett Mayer, Laboratory Coordinator II, bmayer@uccs.edu, 719-255-5209

Equipment & Instrumentation

General Equipment

Please contact Brett Mayer regarding any of the following:

  • UV-Vis spectrophotometers (2)
  • Polarimeter
  • NMRs : Bruker 300 MHz and Agilent 400 MHz
  • Laboratory-grade microwaves (CEM Discover and MARS Explorer)
Organic Chemistry

Please contact Allen Schoffstall regarding any of the following:

  • IKA Electrochemistry apparatus for synthesis
  • Yamazen prep-scale LC for scaling TLC to LC
  • We have other "organic" items that are shared:
    • The NMRs including a Bruker 300 MHz and an Agilent 400 MHz
    • FTIRs
    • GCs


Inorganic Chemistry

Please contact Ron Ruminski regarding any of the following:

  • UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Hitachi Fluorimeter
  • SunTest CPS photochemistry chamber
Computational Chemistry

Please contact Amanda Morgenstern regarding the following:

  • 27” iMac Pro with 2.3GHz 18-core intel Xeon W processor (Turbo Boost up to 4.3 GHz), 2TB SSD storage, 128GB RAM, with Tecplot 360 and Amsterdam Modeling Suite installed


Biochemistry (Andrew Klocko, James Kovacs, Wendy Haggren, Crystal Vander Zanden)

Professor Klocko:

  • 27” iMac with 5k retina display (4.2GHz intel core i7 processor, 2Tb fusion hard drive, 48 Gb RAM) that is configured for bioinformatic analyses
  • Qubit 3.0 Fluorometer
  • Speedvac
  • 71L Corning shaking incubator
  • Dissecting microscopes (2)
  • DIC microscope with a 100x objective
  • platform shaker
  • water baths

Professor Kovacs:

  • Akta Explorer FPLC
  • Akta Prime Plus
  • ForteBio Blitz Biolayer Interferometer
  • Qsonica Sonicator microtip

Professor Vander Zanden:

  • KSV NIMA Langmuir trough (small volume for biological applications, with microscopy window)
  • Microcentrifuge
  • pH meter
  • Vortex (2)
  • Balance - Sartorius QUINTIX612-1S
  • Semi-micro analytical balance - Sartorius SECURA125-1S
  • Water bath sonicator
  • Hot/stir plate
  • Mini heat block
  • Mettler Toledo anti-static system
  • IX73 Inverted Fluorescence Microscope with 50X and 10X objectives and a monochrome camera

Other common equipment within the shared Biochemistry research space:

  • BioRad Gel Doc EZ imager
  • ThermoFisher Nanodrop 2000c
  • Biotek Synergy HT Plate Reader UV transilluminator (both protein and agarose gels)
  • Sorvall Legend XTR centrifuge
  • SDS-PAGE and Western blot apparati
  • Trans-blot turbo transfer system
  • agarose gel electrophoresis apparati
  • PCR machines (3)
  • Microcentrifuges (4)
  • Balance
  • pH meter
  • five vortexers (5)
  • -80°C freezer (1), refrigerators (multiple), -20°C freezers (2)
  • large shaking incubator
Analytical/ Environmental

Please contact Janel Owens regarding any of the following:

Chromatography Equipment

  • Shimadzu LCMS-8030 liquid chromatograph with photodiode array detector and triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer Flexar FX10 UHPLC and SQ300MS single quadrupole mass spectrometer
  • HP 1100 HPLC with binary pump, column oven, and photodiode array detector
  • HP 1100 HPLC with quaternary pump, column oven, autosampler, and multi-wavelength detector
  • HP 1100 HPLC with binary pump, column oven, autosampler, and photodiode array detector
  • HP 5890 GC with flame ionization detector (2)
  • Perkin Elmer HS40 TurboMatrix headspace analyzer
  • HP 5890 GC with 5971 mass spectrometric detector (with autosampler)
  • HP 6890 GC with 5973 mass spectrometric detector (with autosampler)
  • Dionex ion chromatography instrument (Dr. Emily Mooney, Department of Biology, is primary contact for access to this instrument)

Sample Preparation Equipment

  • Applied Separations Speed SFE 1000 mL Supercritical CO2 extractor
  • Solid phase extraction vacuum manifold (16 port and 8 port systems)


  • Varian 220FS atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Agilent UV-Vis spectrophotometers
Physical Chemistry

Please contact Kevin Tvrdy regarding any of the following:

Chemical Synthesis and Processing

  • Drying ovens, sintering oven
  • Balances
  • General and air-sensitive synthetic glassware
  • Schlenk lines mounted within fume hoods
  • Buchi Rotavapor R3
  • Sorvall ST16 centrifuge with TX400 rotor, inserts for 15 mL and 50 mL conical tubes
  • Branson Digital (tip horn) Sonifier with ½ Inch Tip and sound enclosure box, jacketed beakers for thermal stability during prolonged sonication

Electrical Systems

  • DC Regulated Power Supply, 0-50V, <3A, CircuitSpecialists.com, Model CSI5003XE
  • Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope
  • Stepper motors and stepper motor controllers, micro controller boards, linear translation stages
  • CH Instruments model CHI600E electrochemical analyzer

Spectroscopic and Optical Systems 

  • Lecia DM750 upright light microscope with Lecia ICC50 HD camera and 4x, 10x, 40x, and 100x (oil) objectives
  • StellarNet fiberoptic spectrometer system with SL1 light source, BlackComet UV-Vis detector, Dwarf-Start-NIR-25 near-infrared detector, cuvette holder, dip probe
  • Opto Engine LLC diode pumped solid state lasers, 1-50 mW, 561 nm and 655 nm


  • Gaussian 16 and GaussView 16 computational chemistry software running on Linux desktop computer with 16 cores, 64 GB ram, nVidia Tesla K40 and nVidia Quadro K2200 graphics cards
  • VAC Omni-Lab nitrogen glovebox with refrigerator (note: no oxygen or humidity sensors)
  • Flammable material storage refrigerator
  • ThorLabs HPLS-30-04 High power solid state white light lamp
  • Various optical components: mirrors, lenses, filters, mounts, power meters, monochromators