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David D. Grove
Professor of Chemistry

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Laboratory Instrumentation

  • Infrared spectrometers: Two Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 FTIR’s with ATR sampling modules
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrometers: Two Shimadzu UV-2600, Cary 100
  • Gas chromatographs: Shimadzu GC-MS system, HP 5890 Series II, four Gow-Mac Series 400 G/C
  • Liquid chromatograph: Shimadzu Prominence modular HPLC with UV-Vis and conductivity detectors, Shimadzu CL10A
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer: Bruker AC 300 (300 MHz FT-NMR)
  • Electrochemical equipment: Bioanalytical CV27
  • Atomic absorption spectrometer: Varian SpectrAA 55B
  • Diode array spectrometer: Ocean Optics USB2000
  • Digital Polarimeter: Atago Polax-2L
  • High performance workstations for computational chemistry
  • BioRad Biologic LP Chromatography System with BioFrac Fraction Collector
  • Molecular Devices SpectraMax M3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

Chemistry at Eckerd

The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.