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Scientific Instrument Shop


To sustain the quality of our services, we have updated our service rates. The new rates will be effective on January 1st, 2024.  The Scientific Instrument Shop will continue to ensure our support to the research community. Our commitment is to continue advancing research through our innovative design and prototyping of scientific instruments and peripherals.


Thank you for your continued trust in The Scientific Instrument Shop. We value your partnership and remain committed to serving your needs and research endeavors.



Overview of Services

Welcome to The Scientific Instrument Shop iLab page. 

We are dedicated to provide high quality service to meet your research needs. 




The Scientific Instrument Shop is here to provide our expertise in engineering, fabrication, and prototyping. Our shop will turn any idea into reality so that research isn't confined to only the imagination. We do it by knowing our customer's parameters, constraints, budget, and timing.

We have capabilities in milling, turning, welding, soldering, drilling, tapping, wood work, and electronic prototyping. We work with all sorts of plastics and with many types of metals, such as stainless steel, mild steel, copper, brass, aluminum, and cast iron. We work with researchers to determine the best design for their experiments.



Joel Rodriguez Assistant Director of the Scientific Instrument Shop 312-996-4383

Location and hours of operation

 Hours:   Locations:
 Machine Shop 6:30AM-5:00 PM M-F

 950 South Halsted Street

Bldg. SEL-SE Rm. 1287

Chicago, IL 60612

 Electronics Shop 9AM-5PM M & F

*Varies due to on-site work

 1940 W Taylor St 
 Benjamin Goldberg Research Center, LL24 
 Chicago, IL, 60612

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Joel Rodriguez
Assistant Director of the Scientific Instrument Shop
Science & Engineering Laboratories - SE 1287
Jakub Walkosz
Electronics Technician
Benjamin Goldberg Research Center, LL-24
Thomas Bruzan
Senior Lab Mechanic (Machinist)
Science & Engineering Laboratories - SE 1287
Wayne Sterling
Electronics Engineering Assistant
Benjamin Goldberg Research Center, LL-24