The final week of February, 2019 (Feb. 25 - Mar 1), iLab Operations Software will be conducting an internal event with all product staff. iLab Support will be staffed at significantly reduced levels and will focus on critical issues only (i.e. issues that prevent key workflows from completing). For urgent matters, please add "Urgent" to the ticket/ email subject or press "1", when prompted, to escalate a call on the iLab Support phone (regional numbers can be found here) and we will prioritize those requests first. Regular support tickets will be monitored periodically and processed in order of submission starting March 4th, 2019. During this time, you can also refer to the iLab Help Site and iLab Status Page for site information. Please note that this will not affect standard Core Facility Operations.

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


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


Name Role Phone Email Location
Shari Miller
Administrator | Billing
101 Chemistry Building
Teresa Spayd
Administrator | Billing
101 Chemistry Building
Robert Crable
Administrator | Faculty-Staff
121 Chemistry Building
James Miller
Administrator | Faculty-Staff
121 Chemistry Building