The Department of Chemistry's Research, Outreach, Consulting and Analytical Services (ROCAS) initiative is to leverage the wealth of expertise, instrumentation and infrastructure within the Department to provide real-world solutions geared towards academia and industry in areas including but not limited to environment, alternative energy sources, as well as agriculture and food security. 

We are also interested in exploring how the Department can enhance the training and preparation of our graduates for work in the industrial sector through for example, student internships, class visits, guest lectures, and joint research projects. The scope of our activities include workshops and short courses to enhance knowledge in areas of Chemistry such as advanced analytical techniques as well as the pursuit of external funding for research on problems of national and regional importance. 


Areas of Expertise

Environmental monitoring

Air quality

Agriculture and food security

Petroleum products

Alternative energy

Biosensor technology

Pharmaceuticals and drug synthesis

Natural products chemistry

Materials chemistry

Corrosion science


Waste management

New product/process development

Proposal writing and grant winning


Major Instrumentation

  • Gas, Liquid and Droplet Countercurrent Chromatographs
  • Setaram Modular TGA/DSC/DTA/TMA (up to 1700 Celsius)
  • Setaram micro DSC III microcalorimeter (with batch and continuous flow cells, heat capacity and flow mix cells)
  • Two (2) Gamry high sensitivity modular electrochemical workstations for electrochemical and corrosion measurements
  • Taylor-Aris equipment for diffusion measurements
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Surface Trough
  • NMR Spectrometers : 300, 400 and 600 (cryoprobe) MHz Bruker Avance DRX.
  • FTIR; ATR FTIR; Diode-Array and UV-VIS Spectrophotometers.
  • Nuclear Quadrupole Double Resonance Spectrometer.
  • GC- and LC-Mass Spectrometers.
  • Rapid Stopped-flow Kinetic Spectrophotometer.
  • Jasco Model J-720 Spectropolarimeter.
  • Perkin-Elmer Elan 9000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer.
  • Veeco Multimode V Atomic Force-Scanning Electrochemical/Tunneling Microscope
  • Olympus Phase Contrast Microscope
  • Nano ITC Isothermal Titration Calorimeter
  • Parr Bomb Calorimeter
  • Gallenkamp Furnace
  • Barnstead thermolyne furnace

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Research Outreach Consulting and Analytical Services (ROCAS)




Telephone: (868) 662-2002 (Ext. 84334, 83570)

Direct: (868) 662-6013



Last updated March 13, 2019