Research support and technical assistance is available for all Materials Science and Engineering labs and equipment. All assistance requests should be directed to:
For departmental research equipment we can help you:
Repair existing equipment
Modify existing equipment
Design new, non-standard equipment
Build special, non-standard equipment
Specify new equipment and work with OPP to properly support it
We can also help with any problems or modifications to the facilities. We are authorized to contact the proper people and are aware of the correct procedures to get the issue resolved.
Rooms and Labs
Our research support staff can also help with any issues you may have with rooms or labs, including:
Heating or cooling problems
Problems with fume hoods/ventilation
Issues with lights or bulbs
Issues with sinks or plumbing
Other Assistance Available
The department and University also provide some materials-specific research support via two for-fee facilities.
Located in 106 Research Unit A, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences operates a professional machine shop where custom pieces can be made.
A glassblowing shop is provided and run by the Department of Chemistry at Penn State. Located in Whitmore Lab, this is a full service shop capable of fabricating and repairing scientific glassware. Design assistance is available, if needed.
The department houses several user facilities featuring specialized equipment available for materials research.
Research Support Staff
(814) 865-3568 email@example.com
Facilities , Department and Laboratory Safety, Equipment Calibration, Metallography/Microscopy Support
(814) 865-2692 firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Equipment Setup/Maintenance/Repair, Building Maintenance