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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a wide range of services to members of the UMBC community. In addition, the Mass Spectrometry and NMR Facilities are also available to the research community at large on a for-fee basis. The facilities serve as a resource offering service, training and instrumentation with the primary aim of providing investigators with access to modern instrumentation and/or sample analysis. The glass shop is also available for services both within and outside of the UMBC community. To learn more about the services we offer, please select the appropriate link below. Other specialized consulting services may also be arranged by contacting individual faculty.

The NMR and Mass Spec Research faculty have both relocated to the Proteomics / Mass Spec and NMR Facility in room 006 Meyerhoff Chemistry Building. Research Scientist Josh Wilhide is available for consultation, instruction and collaboration in the area. Josh can be reached at 410-455-2815 or 410-455-1034.

Mass Spectrometry

The Molecular Characterization & Analysis Complex (MCAC) of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at UMBC offers an unparalleled array of state-of-the-art instruments and equipment to UMBC Faculty and those in the scientific community at large. The center includes innovative techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS),Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR),Fluorescence SpectroscopyUltraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), and Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC). These cutting-edge instruments also run in line with multiple experts within the field of chromatography, MS and NMR, yielding unrivaled capabilities.

Glass Shop

Custom Glassblowing Services for the UMBC Community and Off-campus Clients

Expert scientific glassware and glass component repair, design assistance and manufacture of novel glass pieces, and general glassblowing services are available to University System of Maryland users at a charge of $20.00/hour plus the cost of materials. Services are available to outside entities at a rate of $40.00/hour plus the cost of materials. Glassware is only produced for companies or laboratories. Glassware is not available for purchase by students or the general public. Contact: Anthony Baney, Glass Artisan (410) 455-2966 ABaney@umbc.edu

Electronics Shop

The electronics shop is open normal business hours and is staffed by Nickolai Galitsky. The shop can provide a substantial range of complex technical support in the areas of repair, design, fabrication and testing of scientific equipment of most all types. The labor rate for in-house work is $16/hr.  Jobs for off-campus customers are welcome and negotiated. Contact: Nickolai Galitsky Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, room 205 410-455-2211. galitsky@umbc.edu

Machine Shop

The Machine Shop is a full service, full-time staffed, facility capable of fabricating devices required by faculty, students, and staff within the Department setting. Contract for off-campus customers is also feasible. The Machine Shop, in addition to fabricating devices, possesses a  full compliment of manual machine tools and will perform repair and maintenance on existing equipment and scientific devices. Other services include advising customers about the feasibility of construction and repair and advising concerning vendors for special parts and services not available at the university. The Shop is located at the Warehouse building in room 111 adjacent to the Shuttle Bus Service and the hours of operation are from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Contact: John Cataldi (410) 455-5941 JCDC@umbc.edu