Rutgers Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) Department is getting a new home. A newly built state-of-the-art science building on the Busch Campus will serve the students and faculty, as well as the staff of the CCB Department. The $115 million, 130,000-square-foot research and teaching facility features open flexible labs and state-of-the-art core facilities. It also includes modern teaching, conferencing, and communal spaces that maximize collaborative interactions.
(Image of Rutgers new Chemistry Building courtesy of Rutgers University)
The finishing touches are being completed the cutting-edge Chemistry building, which is located just north of the department’s principal building, the Wright-Rieman Chemistry Complex. Construction began in June of 2014 and the building is expected to be ready for occupancy by the fall of 2018. The new building will include a microscopy suite, a class 100 chemistry clean room, as well as optical/laser, mass spectroscopy, and x-ray crystallography laboratories.
Other features of the Chemistry Building include:
- Large laboratories that are flexible, with space, equipment, and furnishings reconfigurable as scientific needs and research teams evolve.
- Specialty rooms that meet the particular needs of instrumentation that require high vibrational, thermal, humidity and/or electromagnetic field stability.
- Space, light, and pedestrian flow will optimize interaction and productivity for faculty and students.
- Communal spaces will maximize collaboration within and between research teams.
In an article for Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences’ BUZZ, Professor Alan Goldman stated, “We are very excited about the future of the chemistry program at Rutgers because the infrastructure commitment enhances our ability to educate students and advance research in a field that creates the materials and products of everyday life, from the invention of new synthetic polymers to innovations in health care and energy.”
New Jersey has the largest concentration of chemical industry research, development, and production in the nation, with direct employment of over 70,000 and more than $1 billion in state and local tax contributions.
“We are creating a signature science building for Rutgers University that will help serve the increasing student demand for Chemistry and Chemical Biology educational programs and result in a better-trained workforce,” Professor Goldman went on. “The building will emphasize collaboration, which is really key in today’s world of scientific discovery. Combining instructional spaces with state-of-the-art technology, flexible research facilities, and multiple common areas will support an interdisciplinary scientific approach.”Rutgers Researchers See Latest Lab Products Demonstrated at Bioresearch Product Faire Event:
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