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The Scientific Glass Lab in the Department of Chemistry provides fully equipped glassware fabrication, repair, and consultation for the Purdue campus and region. Inquiries from external academic units, business, and government are welcomed. The lab is staffed by Jordan Smith, who brings many years of experience in scientific glass work, including:

  • Design and manufacture of specialty glassware
  • Custom grinding and polishing
  • Modification of existing glassware
  • Repair of broken glassware
  • Consultation services
  • Ceramic decals and other specialty items
  • Scientific glassblowing courses
  • High vacuum and backfill capabilities

Glass Lab Rates:

  • Purdue West Lafayette Campus: $40/hour plus materials
  • Other Non-Profit: $100/hour plus materials
  • Other For-Profit: $125/hour plus materials


Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry
Room 427
Phone: (765) 494-5304