Research Instrumentation Facility (CHEM)

Overview of Services

A staff of engineers and technicians who are dedicated to the proposition that engineers still know how to get their hands dirty and love to solve problems. The mission of the Research Instrumentation Facility is to provide support for both research and educational programs. We provide cost-effective and high quality services for design and fabrication of custom instrumentation and the maintenance and repair of equipment which is used throughout the Penn State community.

  • High voltage high speed switching
  • High frequency low noise amplifiers
  • Simple Spectrophotometer
  • Karl Fischer Titrator
  • Cyclic Voltammeter
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Optical communications

Examples of equipment repair:

  • UV/VIS spectrophotometers
  • FTIR spectrometers
  • NMR spectrometers
  • PCR machines
  • Bench top and floor model centrifuges (Sorvall, Eppendorf, etc.)
  • CO2 incubators, ovens, furnaces and environmental chambers
  • Shakers, water baths, stirrers and hot plates
  • Test equipment oscilloscopes. low and high voltage power supplies
  • Computer monitors

Leadership

Bob Crable | Asst. Research Engineer

Jim Miller | Asst. Research Engineer

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 5:00pm                     
121 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA  16802

Links and Resources

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Shari Miller
Administrator | Billing
 
814-865-2149
 
slt7@psu.edu
 
101 Chemistry Building
 
Teresa Spayd
Administrator | Billing
 
814-865-6553
 
tab18@psu.edu
 
101 Chemistry Building
 
Robert Crable
Administrator | Faculty-Staff
 
814-865-0254
 
rmc@chem.psu.edu
 
121 Chemistry Building
 
James Miller
Administrator | Faculty-Staff
 
814-865-2041
 
jlm@chem.psu.edu
 
121 Chemistry Building
 

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