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The department has well-staffed shops to support chemistry research, including a machine shop, an electronics shop and a glass-blowing shop.

Electronic Shop

The electronics shop is staffed by three experienced technicians, who maintain and repair research instruments, design and construct novel electronic devices, perform computer support and administer departmental servers.

Buehler Hall 215, (865) 974-3325

Murphy, Jim
Nalepa, Matthew

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Faculty?  (tenured and tenure-track)
Otherfaculty?  (lecturers, research faculty, etc.)
Associates?  (post-doctoral and research associates)
Chemists?  (everyone except staff)
There are lots of others!  All the lists may be found here:
Dabney-Buehler building maintenance (Facilities Services staff)
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Machine Shop

The machine shop includes a state-of-the-art numeric control (CNC) milling machine, a newly acquired Haas ST-20Y and machinists with over 25 years experience in fabricating a wide range of cells and other objects required by researchers.

Buehler Hall 105, (865) 974-5103
Consulting Hours: 8am – 9am, 1pm – 2pm
Staff: Hackworth, Dan

Glass-blowing Shop

Our professional glass-blower has over 35 years experience in repairing and fabricating scientific glass items.

Buehler Hall 218, (865) 974-5023
Staff: Bishop, Eddie (Bo)