Nieuwland Hall of Science — between the Hesburgh Library and LaFortune Student Center on the North Quad — is the long-time home of the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and now the new home of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering .
In addition to the department’s administrative offices, as well as a student lounge, study areas, and faculty offices, research facilities in Nieuwland Hall include:
- The interdisciplinary Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Laboratory (COMSEL) which provides expertise in classical and quantum mechanical simulations. COMSEL is a cross-college computational research and collaborative space for scientists and engineers.
- The Engineering and Design core facility, the Physics Machine Shop , a full-service design and fabrication shop.
The adjoining Stepan Hall is home to the Chemical and Biomolecular first-year graduate student office as well as the:
Materials Characterization Facility , which offers equipment and instrumentation to support advancements of sustainable energy technologies and systems, as well as the characterization and synthesis of any new materials.
Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility , which offers instrumentation for characterizing biomolecular conformations and interactions and equipment for the isolation and purification of macromolecules for biophysical analysis.