Facilities and Equipment

MNS Building

Opened in the Fall of 1997 and funded in part by a $2 million Federal grant, the 40,000-square-foot MNS building is home to the University's science and mathematics departments. MNS houses state-of-the-art laboratories, the marine biology wetlab with flowing sea water from the Mt. Hope Bay, a saltwater learning platform, computer facilities, lecture halls and faculty offices.

MNS BuildingBuilding Contains

  • Classrooms/Lecture Halls
  • Department of Biology & Marine Biology
  • Department of Chemistry & Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Faculty Offices (Sciences and Mathematics)
  • Greenhouse
  • Laboratories
  • Marine Biology Wetlab


The department maintains a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art instrumentation for use in instruction and faculty and student research. Current equipment includes:

  • Hewlett-Packard 8453 Diode Array Spectrophotometer
  • Nicolet 380 Thermo FT-IR Spectrophotometer
  • Varian Cary 5000 UV-Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer
  • Jobin-Yvon Horiba Fluorolog 3 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Continuum Minilite Nd-YAG nanosecond lifetime apparatus
  • JEOL EXQ 300 MHz FT-NMR Spectrometer
  • BAS CV-50W Voltammetric Analyzer
  • Milestone DMA 80 Mercury Analyzer
  • Perkin-Elmer Flame/Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • ISCO 2350/2360 Gradient HPLC
  • Buck Scientific BLC 10/11 HPLC w/UV and electrochemical detectors
  • Varian Prostar HPLC w/UV and fluorescence detectors
  • Waters Integrity LC-MS System
  • Waters Alliance LC-MS System