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Facilities: Designed for the Sciences

Photo of Sundquist Science ComplexAustin Peay’s science building is one of the South’s premier science teaching facilities, offering students unsurpassed convenience, safety and educational research opportunities. The Sundquist Science Center houses the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the Department of Allied Health Sciences.


Our department houses many major analytical instruments that available for hands on use by students throughout their undergraduate education.

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

PerkinElmer AAnalyst 400 with
HGA 900 graphite furnace


Bioanalytical Systems, Inc (BASi 100B) with
Rotating Disk Electrode (RDE)


Hewlett-Packard 8453


PerkinElmer LS 55

Microplate Spectrometer

BioTek Synergy H1 Hybrid Reader



Bruker Tensor 27


PerkinElmer Autosystem XL

Shimadzu GCMS GC2010 and Qp2010SE

Shimadzu GCMS QP2010 SE
AOC-20s autosampler


Waters Binary HPLC pump 1525
UV/Vis detector 2489
Fraction Collector III

LC SystemSciex 3200 MS

Many thanks to Aegis Sciences Corporation who donated this instrument to our department!

Leap PAL HTS-xt Autosampler
Shimadzu LC20AD XR Chromatography system with CT0-20AC oven
Sciex 3200 Mass Spectrometer


Bruker Fourier 300

XRD Miniflex

Rigaku MiniFlex 6G benchtop X-ray diffractometer

Our department often uses APSU's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences' Hitachi model TM-1000 SEM housed in McCord.

Our students are first introduced to data collection using instrumentation in their first semester of general chemistry. Vernier probes and products help our students learn to using technology appropriately in the laboratory from the very beginning. Our department has the following Vernier probes:

  • dissolved oxygen
  • Ion selective electrodes (chlorine, calcium, nitrate, ammonium, and potassium)
  • Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) Sensor
  • Conductivity
  • SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer
  • Mini GC Plus
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Department Map

Sometimes it is hard to find the lecture or lab that you are looking for, and even harder to find your professor's office. Please use the below map to help orient yourself to the rooms located in the chemistry department.

The chemistry office is located in A308. If all else fails, find this room and ask Mrs. Bailey Harrison for help!

Chemistry Floor Map

Printable APSU Chemistry Department Floor Plan

  Office Number
Dr. Lisa Sullivan A308
Dr. Carrie Brennan D318 (Inside D316)
Dr. Allen Chaparadza C304
Dr. Cody Covington D320 (Inside D322)
Dr. Zeinab Haratipour C303
Dr. Leslie Hiatt D317
Dr. Jennifer Lawrence D309
Dr. Meagan Mann C305
Dr. Fred Matthews D304 (Inside D307)
Dr. Anuradha Pathiranage
D305 (Inside D307)
Dr. Robin Reed A312
Mrs. Bailey Harrison A308


Our department is located on the third floor of Sundquist Science Center (SSC). To find SSC, please view the campus map located here. There are staircases located at the ends of each wing, a central staircase leading up from the lounge area, and two elevators. Once on the third floor, the main lecture halls (room numbers start with E) are found in the atrium area (hint: glass roof). The labs are located in the wings. The B-wing is physics, C-wing is biochemistry and physical chemistry, A-wing is general chemistry, and D-wing is organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry. On the third floor, we have a library for studying. It has one computer and a printer. Additionally, the third floor has a computer lab in the C-wing that is open for all students when not in use by classes.