Chemistry Receives NSF Multi-User Research Instrument Award

National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation

The Boston University Department of Chemistry has received funds from the NSF MRI program to acquire a Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectrometer, which will enhance the research of scientists in several departments encompassing biological and organic chemistry.

In addition to the Principal Investigator, Professor Karen Allen, there are five major users at BU whose research will benefit from this instrument and more than ten other scientists whose research capabilities will be significantly advanced.

The new CD spectrophotometer will be housed in the Chemistry Instrumentation Center (CIC) located in the Boston University Chemistry Department and headed by Dr. Norman Lee, who will manage the acquisition and integration of the new instrument.  Dr. Jeffrey Bacon will oversee the instrument’s maintenance, user training, and data collection.

BU Chemical Instrumentation Center

The results of the research that use the CD will be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technology understanding. At the same time that it advances discovery and understanding, the new CD will promote training in the analytical training of physical properties of organic and inorganic molecules at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in Chemistry and Biology Departments and in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program.