The Chemistry and Physics Department at Frostburg State University is home to modern undergraduate teaching and research laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment. The laboratories are housed in the Compton Science Center, erected in 2003.



All chemistry and physics majors and minors get the opportunity to use state-of-the-art instrumentation in their upper division courses. Some of the instruments available for use include:

  • Thermo Nicolet 6700 Fourrier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • Shimadzu GC-17A Gas Chromatrographs
  • Shimadzu GC-17A/GCMS QP5050 Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
  • Shimadzu LC10AD/LCMS2010A Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
  • Shimadzu AA-6800 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotomer
  • Shimadzu ICPE 9000 Iductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer
  • Shimadzu DSC60 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Shimadzu TGA50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Shimadzu UV3101PC Ultraviolet/Visible/Near-Infrared Scanning Spectrophotometer
  • Shimadzu RT5301PC Fluorospectrophotometer