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Glass Shop | School of Chemical Sciences | University of Illinois


The services of the Glass Shop are available to fabricate and repair intricate pieces of apparatus and to build complete high-vacuum systems at the laboratory station. Special pieces of unique design are made from sketches on a routine basis.
photo Don O'Brien
Don O'Brien
photo Rich Parrish
Rich Parrish
photo Dave Perry
Dave Perry

The Glass Shop employs 3 glass blowers who provide professional services to all graduate students and faculty.

Hourly Rates


SCS                   $12.50
UI (not SCS)      $39.75
Outside UI          $51.75

Shop Information

Glassware job times.

Turn around is about 2-3 weeks on a high-vacuum system from scratch. Small repair jobs take approximately 3-5 days.

Alternative Glass Shop Drop Off

34 Noyes Lab - Vacuum pump drop off area

Glass Shop
School of Chemical Sciences
114 Noyes Lab
505 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL  61801
Don O'Brien

(217) 333-3610
jrobrien [at] illinois [dot] edu
Hours :8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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