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.
When the EMS machine shop closed their doors in 2017, our former machinist Bill Diehl accepted a position in the Engineering Machine Shop. We have negotiated with Engineering that Bill be the EMS liaison for assisting all EMS faculty, staff and students in the design and fabrication of samples, instrument components, and other apparatus fabrication needs. Bill can be reached at his current e-mail email@example.com. He is located in Engineering shop building behind the bus station across Atherton Street.
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.