A wide shot of several instruments in the Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility.

Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (DCIF)

The Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (DCIF) is the shared instrument facility for the Chemistry Department located in the sub-basement (18-0090) of the Camille Edouard Dreyfus Building on the main MIT campus.

Special notice – the DCIF is operating with limited access until the MIT campus reopens, which we anticipate as mid-May, 2020. MIT users of the lab doing critical path research can continue to use the lab normally. External users with critical needs should contact Walt Massefski about making special arrangements for sample hand-off.

We are operating at half-staff on-site for now as a social distancing measure.

Please check back periodically for updates. If you have specific questions, please email Walt Massefski (listed under ‘Staff’ below).

About the DCIF


Application Notes

Below are a series of application notes that describe special applications or the use of DCIF instruments in the study of non-standard samples.

DCIF Seminar series

The DCIF sponsors seminars through our own Seminar series, gives guest lectures as part of the MIT Chemistry curriculum, and runs informal short courses on advanced topics in spectroscopy. Slides from some of these presentations can be found below.

Upcoming seminars