David Kiemle, Director, A&TS
123 Jahn Laboratory
Analytical and Technical Services (A&TS) was established at the College in the early 1970s. Its mission is to provide specialized, customer-focused, value-added support services contributing to the ESF missions of instruction, research and public service. Areas of support include instrumental analytical methods, scientific equipment and instrument repair/design/fabrication, computer repair/upgrading, and chemical/laboratory apparatus stockroom services. A&TS also maintains the flexibility to develop new services in response to evolving campus needs.
The A&TS team is a technologically diverse collection of skilled professionals who provide an array of centralized analytical and support services for the benefit of ESF and its research partners. A&TS has developed an extensive portfolio of chemical analysis methods and capabilities in computer and instrument repair, electronic design and chemical stockroom services to complement the academic activities of the ESF community. Provided services include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GS/MS), liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), microcomputer repair, instrument and equipment repair and fabrication, inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), chemical and laboratory apparatus stockroom; micromechanical repair and experimental apparatus fabrication, Syracuse University Scientific Glassblowing, and polymer rheology and mechanical properties.
Although the cost of our services is very modest, direct expenses such as replacement parts or specific materials for an individual project are recovered via monthly charges to our “customers.” Analytical instruments are available on an hourly charge basis or, in some cases, at a defined cost per sample. Items charged out of the Chemical and Apparatus Stockroom are billed monthly to customer-provided NYS or RF account numbers.
In addition to serving its ESF customer base, the strategic objectives of A&TS also include an "entrepreneurial" mission to enhance interaction with external customers including regional academic institutions (SU, UMU, SUNY campuses at Oswego, Cortland, and Binghamton, Cornell, Hamilton, MIT, Clarkson), governmental agencies and local industries (Bristol-Myers Squibb, Albany Molecular). In this fashion, A&TS positively contributes to the economic development of the CNY region.