Laboratory Instruments and Electronics Service

Please note that all requests for repairs can now be made via this webform.

The Department of Chemistry’s Laboratory Instruments and Electronic Service provides diagnosis, repair, modification, consultation, and education of laboratory equipment and electronic instrumentation in departmental laboratories.  It is a resource specific to members of the Department of Chemistry.


Departmental instruments and electronics that can be serviced include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Laboratory equipment
    Laboratory instruments such as glove boxes, incubators, freezer vacuum pumps, ovens, etc.
  2. Analytical instruments
    UV-VIS spectrometers, IR and FT-IR spectrometers, polarimeters, gas and liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers (GC/MS, LC/MS, TOFMS, FT-MS), EPR, NMR, etc.    
  3. Test instruments and fabricated electronics
    Multimeters, oscilloscopes, amplifiers, function generators, signal conditioners, power supplies, electronic circuitry designs, etc.
  4. Lasers and optical instruments 
    Lasers, laser power supplies, delay boxes, choppers, detectors, imagers, plate readers, microscopes, etc.
  5. Instrument workstations and peripherals


Principle, diagnosis, and repairing of chemistry laboratory instruments
A short term IAP course designed for graduate students and postdocs is in development.  This course will cover principles behind and diagnosis and repair of common laboratory instrumentation.  

For more information, or for questions regarding laboratory repairs, please contact:

Dr. Gang Liu, Research Specialist
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 4-069
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-253-2109