The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry Shops serve the researchers in our department and the broader UW-Madison community. We offer three major services:
- Design and construct custom instrumentation and accessories for research.
- Support student and faculty efforts through offerings of inventory, tools, training, and workspaces.
- Repair laboratory instruments, appliances, and accessories.
We are divided into four separate shops, each focused on a particular specialty:
- Electronics Shop
- Glass Shop
- Machine Shop
- Pump Shop
Often a particular job will involve multiple shops, in which case any staff member is an appropriate point-of-contact to get started.
We focus on supporting UW-Madison research and teaching efforts, and are generally not available for public or undergraduate work. We are happy to work with researchers outside of the Chemistry Department, time allowing.
Contact one of our staff.
We have a “shop talk” mailing list.
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We maintain a large inventory of parts to be purchased by researchers. Please click on the image above to view an up-to-date spreadsheet of our inventory. Contact shop staff if you would like to see us stock particular items.
Photothermal 3D Printer
Authors Chang-Uk Lee, Kyle C. H. Chin, and Andrew J. Boydston Abstract Direct additive manufacturing (AM) of commercial silicones is an unmet need with high demand. We report a new technology, heating at a patterned …2023-03-24
Segmented slug-flow reactors are increasingly popular for heterogeneous synthesis. Slug formation is a complex process that must be optimized for ideal mass transport. This sensor helps detect slugs in real-time, an invaluable tool when studying …2022-11-14
The electronics shop has setup an Internet of Things network for data-logging applications within the Department of Chemistry.2021-06-30
Potent Reductants via Electron-Primed Photoredox Catalysis: Unlocking Aryl Chlorides for Radical Coupling
Nicholas G. W. Cowper, Colleen P. Chernowsky, Oliver P. Williams, and Zachary K. Wickens; Journal of the American Chemical Society We describe a new catalytic strategy to transcend the energetic limitations of visible light by …2020-01-17
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The yaq project: Standardized software enabling flexible instrumentation
Review of Scientific Instruments2023-04-12
The Wisconsin Oscillator: A Low-Cost Circuit for Powering Ion Guides, Funnels, and Traps
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry2021-11-03
Versatile Open-Source Photoreactor Architecture for Photocatalysis Across the Visible Spectrum
Multichannel gas-uptake/evolution reactor for monitoring liquid-phase chemical reactions
Review of Scientific Instruments2021-04-15
An Electrochemical Cell for Electron-Primed Photoredox Catalysis: Low-Volume Enables Rapid Discovery of New Chemical Reactions
Fusion, Journal of the ASGS2020-11-01
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Shops participate in CHOPS outreach program
The Chemistry Shops participated with other facilities throughout the department to advertise our graduate program via CHOPS: the Chemistry Opportunities program. Click below to see the slides prepared for this program. 2020-10-13-CHOPS Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs)2020-10-05
Driving Hardware for Instrumentation Discussion at SciPy 2020
Blaise Thompson led a “birds of a feather” session in which students, scientists, and engineers compared notes about strategies for using Python for driving scientific instrumentation. Several people volunteered to present, and over 100 people …2020-07-08
Science Olympiad 2020: Detector Building
Blaise Thompson coached five Madison high schoolers in Science Olympiad. Each student built their own digital thermometer as well as learning the theory and practice of analog and digital detector design.2020-05-01
Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Institute of Discovery; Madison, WI2019-09-17
Meeting of the Midwest Section of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society
Purdue Glass Lab; W. Lafayette, IN2019-09-17
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