Shared Instrumentation Lab | Department of Chemistry

Shared Instrumentation Lab

Facilities Information

Facilities are available for instructional courses and receive priority in scheduling. Access may be granted for students enrolled in laboratory credit hours and Post Docs for directly mentoring a UNT undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in laboratory credit hours.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8 am till 4 pm. Accessible days and hours of operation are subject to change based on university scheduled and unscheduled closures.

Lab Manager: Dr Katherine Smart ;

Laboratory users agree to abide by the following policies. Failure to do so will result in loss of access to the shared instrumentation laboratories.

Provided Services

The lab manager provides training and assistance in the use of the facility equipment. In some cases, laboratory staff will simply run the experiment for the investigator. In any case, the best course of action will be decided upon in consultation with the investigator.

The laboratories provide access to sophisticated instruments which include


Complete the Instrumentation Lab Usage Request Form to request training, sample analysis, or access to any instrument. If you are a UNT student, your faculty advisor must email their approval to the lab manager. After a request has been made, a laboratory staff member will reach out to you within 3 business days.

To obtain independent access to any instrument, you must request training and be certified for independent usage of the instrumentation. Once training and certification is complete, access to the scheduling software will be permitted to obtain independent access.

At present, instrument time is offered on a first come first served basis. If a particular instrument comes under heavy use, it may become necessary to prioritize access. In this event, instructional laboratory classes will have priority over all others.