Argonne National Laboratory offers a number of advanced technical capabilities to support its own research staff and researchers at other federally funded laboratories and agencies. Services that cannot be duplicated elsewhere are also made available to universities and the private sector. Three Argonne organizations are noteworthy for their unique technical capabilities:

  • The Central Shops facility performs welding and brazing for high-vacuum applications, machining of radioactive materials, and a wide variety of custom fabrication techniques.
  • The Glassblowing Facility makes custom-designed laboratory apparatus in a wide range of materials, including quartz and synthetic quartz.
  • The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory specializes in nonroutine analytical services, such as samples requiring unusual sample preparation or samples containing both chemical and radiological constituents.

Engineering + Technical Support Group (ETSG) strives to expand the boundaries of what is possible. ETSG can help you plan, design, build and test mechanical apparati for your research. Services include: mechanical computer aide design (CAD), part and fabrication sourcing, structural and thermal analysis, finite element analysis, automation, cost and schedule planning and technical documentation.

The Animal Resources Center Shop provides research animal related repairs and cage modifications.

    Carol Mathieu
    Operations Manager
    Phone: 773.834.3648
    cem@uchicago.edu
    Keith Fournier
    Facility Maintenance Supervisor
    Phone: 773.834.7447
    kfournier@bsd.uchicago.edu