Undergraduate Research Program
The Department of Physical Sciences in congruence with the mission of Barry University strongly believes that undergraduate research must be an integral part of the chemistry and physics curriculum for preparing students for graduate and professional programs. Chemistry and biology students are encouraged to enroll in undergraduate research under the supervision of a faculty member with expertise in the areas of organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry and physics. The department is uniquely well-equipped with newly acquired state-of-the-art instrumentation including a 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR), liquid chromatography- mass spectrometer (LC-MS), gas chromatography- mass spectrometer (GC-MS), Fourier Transform- infrared spectrometer (FT-IR), several high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ultra violet-visible (UV-vis) spectrometers. Conveniently located in the instrumental laboratory, these instruments provide students with qualitative, quantitative and structural experimental data that can be used to determine the purity of a substance, elucidate the structure of an organic compound and to follow the progress of a chemical reaction. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to present research posters at national conferences and co-author research manuscripts with mentors for publication.