Technical Unit

A modern research and teaching facility cannot operate properly without strong administrative and technical support functions.


The Department of Chemistry must have well-functioning workshops, technical assistance in the auditoriums, for major equipment installations and in the teaching laboratories.  The workshops in the Department of Chemistry include electronics, mechanics and glass-blowing. Ordering and purchasing of chemicals and equipment, as well as storage of the most common chemicals, are assigned to the Chemical Central Storage.

The Electronics Laboratory

The electronics laboratory develops and builds electronic instrumentation for the department's research environments.

IT Services

Develops and maintains the net and computers and offers assistance and guidance for employees.

The Chemical Central Storage

Ordering and purchasing of chemicals and equipment, as well as storage of the most common chemicals, are assigned to the Chemical Central Storage.

The Teaching Laboratories

The laboratory group is responsible for the technical operation of courses at the teaching laboratories and prepares the laboratories for forthcoming teaching.

The Instrument Workshop and the Glassblowing Workshop

The Department has experts in the field of precision mechanics and ancillary fields. We are also fortunate to have our own glassblowing workshop for production and repairs of glass equipment. The Instrument Workshop is has been merged with the Physics Department, and reside in the Physics building.

As to the Glasblowing Workshop, we provide the following services:
We work with both Quartz and Borosilicate glasses.
Our glassblowing workshop provides the following services;
 - Repair of broken apparatus
 - Modification of existing apparatus
 - Fabrication of new apparatus
 - Cutting
 - Drilling
 - Precision glass forming, DN flanges, flat flanges, ect..
We stock:
 - A large selection of tubing and rod from 3mm to 150 mm
 - Lenz glass ground fittings
 - J Young high vaccum valves, Rotaflo valves
 - Glass to metal seals, glass to Quartz seals
 - Threaded glass tubes and screw caps
 - Sintered filters from 4 to 140 mm, porosity 1 to 4
We make;
 - Columns
 - Bulbs
 - Splash heads
 - Condensers of all types
 - Multi neck flasks
 - Thermocouple covers
 - Insulated reactors
 - Jacketed flasks
 - Vaccum manifolds
 - Overpressure relief valves
 - Quartz reactors
 - Quartz boats
 - Tube furnace insert tubes
 - Ampules
 - Extractors
 - Sight glass

Service Units / Research infrastructure

These are associated with various academic environments and include employees who work in close collaboration with researchers in their scientific activities. These are personnel with expertise in the areas of advanced and specialised equipment and  instrumentation.

Published Mar. 14, 2011 2:09 PM - Last modified Dec. 7, 2017 4:49 PM