The electronics shop provides support for electrical design, construction, and repair. When appropriate, we also provide software development support in the context of instrument design and construction.


Chemistry Building
1101 University Ave.
Room S307 (subbasement)
Madison, WI 53706

Design and Fabrication

We design and build analog and digital circuits for research and teaching laboratories. Common circuits include detector pre-amplifiers, signal conditioning amplifiers, computer interfaces, motor drivers, high voltage and high frequency circuits, and specialized power supplies.

We etch double-sided printed circuit boards (PCB) for prototyping.

Consultation for Circuit Designs and Troubleshooting

If you need advice concerning the electronics for your experiment, stop by the shop, call us, or send us an email.

Electronic Parts Sales

We have an extensive stock of new and obsolete discrete components, integrated circuits, connectors, switches, resistors, capacitors, IC sockets, wire and cable, enclosures, and more.

Equipment Lending

We make short-term loans of equipment including power supplies, meters, function generators, oscilloscopes, etc. to research groups in the chemistry department.


Items we repair include laboratory instruments, power supplies, hot/stir plates, heatguns, ovens, and more. If you have a question about what we can repair, please stop by, call us, or send us an email.



Software Development


Electronics Shop Staff

Blaise Thompson

Credentials: Ph.D. 2018, UW-Madison

Position title: Associate Instrumentation Technologist

Email: bthompson@chem.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2573

Helena Pliszka

Position title: Electronics Shop Assistant

Email: pliszka@wisc.edu