Electronics Shop

Electronics Shop Supervisor

Mark Evans:  markevans@uvic.ca (Research Labs)

Electronics Shop Staff

The Electronics Shop in the Department of Chemistry is staffed by two personnels who support chemistry researchers and chemistry teachers. 

Mark Evans:  markevans@uvic.ca (Research Labs)

Shubha Hosalli: shosalli@uvic.ca (Undergraduate Labs)

Location:
Room: Elliott 232
Phone: 250-721-7188

Hours of Service:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Mark Evans is assigned to support instrumentation/ electronics located in research laboratories :

  • Consulting with faculty and research coworkers regarding equipment needs and specifications.
  • Advising faculty and research coworkers on safe operation of electronic equipment, on sources of the best equipment for their needs and on maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Designing specifications and fabricating specialized products using tools of the trade, while adhering to safety regulations.
  • Preparing and presenting cost estimates for the construction of equipment.
  • Testing functionality and safety of fabricated equipment and advising users on the safe and efficient use of the equipment.
  • Assessing inoperable instrumentation/ equipment, diagnosing problems and determining the costs of repair in comparison to purchasing new equipment.
  • Repairing inoperable instrumentation/ equipment.
  • Documenting materials used for charge backs to customers for services provided by the Electronics Shop and the cost of purchases of parts for these services.
  • Recommending purchases of parts and equipment to maintain shop stock and for specific uses.
  • Preparing and submitting charge back information to the AO.
  • Assistance for installation and maintenance of computing hardware and software interfaced with instrumentation. 

Shubha Hosalli is assigned to support instrumentation/ electronics located in teaching laboratories:

  • Consulting with faculty and staff regarding equipment needs and specifications.
  • Advising faculty and staff on safe operation of electronic equipment, on sources of the best equipment for their needs and on maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Testing functionality and safety of equipment and advising users on the safe and efficient use of the equipment.
  • Assessing inoperable instrumentation/ equipment, diagnosing problems and determining the costs of repair in comparison to purchasing new equipment.
  • Repairing inoperable instrumentation/ equipment.
  • Regular review of teaching instrumentation/ equipment for decisions on maintenance/repair/replacement/disposal (no replacement)
  • Documenting services provided by the Electronics Shop and the cost of purchases of parts for these services.
  • Recommending purchases of parts and equipment to maintain shop stock and for specific uses.
  • Preparing information to the AO for service records.
  • Assistance for installation and maintenance of computing hardware and software interfaced with instrumentation.
  • Maintenance of the Department Webpages with content provided by faculty and staff.
  • Special software projects for Departmental purposes.
  • Shop tools, equipment and inventory can be borrowed with the prior approval of shop personnel.
  • Without proper permission from the Electronics Shop supervisor or Electronics Shop personnel, no one can have access or work in the Electrinics Shop.
  • Chemistry research activities: Labour is charged at $20/hour and costs of parts are recovered.
  • Faculty of Science undergraduate labs and research labs: Labour is charged at $20/hour and costs of parts are recovered.
  • Other departments/units of the University of Victoria: Labour is charged at $50/hour and costs of parts are recovered.

All jobs related to Chemistry department which includes jobs/projects related to Undergraduate Labs and Research Labs will be given top most priorities followed by the the requests from Faculty of science and other job/project requests from other departments respectively.

Futher job priorities within the Electronics Shop are managed by Shubha Hosalli and Mark Evans.

To submit a work order related to Chemistry Undergraduate Labs click here:  chem_elec_teaching@rt.uvic.ca

To submit a work order related to Chemistry Research Labs click here:  chem_elec_research@rt.uvic.ca