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LASSP -  Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics

Cornell Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics


LASSP Professional Machine Shop
Location: Clark Basement E-21
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Contact: Robert Page ( or 255-3524)

This full-service machining and fabricating facility serves all departments at Cornell and is staffed by experienced professional machinists. Shop personnel advise on design as well as executing the needed machining, brazing, welding, and other peripheral operations for fabricating experimental apparatus. read more

If you have a project in mind, please contact Robert Page to discuss.

LASSP Student Machine Shop
Location: Clark Basement D-26

This well-equipped machine shop is maintained for the use of graduate students and other researchers, in LASSP as well as in the wider Cornell research community, in their research efforts. A twenty-five hour course in machine shop techniques is a prerequisite to use of the shop equipment. 

Longtime Student Machine Shop Instructor Nathan Ellis retired in September 2021, and we are currently looking for a new instructor. If you would like to receive notifications about news for the Student Machine Shop, send a request to Rob Page ( indicating that you'd like to be added to the Student Machine Shop notification email list.

Current fully-approved users of the shop may continue to access the Student Machine Shop using after-hours protocol:

  • to access the Student Machine Shop through the main entry door by using their ID card
  • to bring a buddy who will remain for the entire time; and
  • to adhere to all posted cleaning protocols. 

For users who have not yet completed the full training program, contact Rob Page ( to discuss booking supervised time in the Student Machine Shop.

Additional Operating Procedures:

  • Please bring your own protective/safety eyewear.
  • Please maintain adequate social distancing.
  • Masks are required for every person in the shared space.

LASSP Stockroom
Location: Physical Sciences Building G20
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm; access outside of these hours is available by permission
Contact: Rob Sprankle ( or 255-3966)

This facility is an open scientific stockroom – anyone on campus is welcome to use it. The Stockroom has a large inventory of electronic, vacuum and related items available, to facilitate the ongoing research across campus. This area also is responsible for the processing of purchase orders initiated in LASSP.

LASSP Low Temperature Cryogenic Liquids (Helium and Nitrogen) Distribution Facility
Location: Clark Basement H-12
Contact: Jason Spicer ( or 607-882-0683) or Todd Pfeiffer ( or 607-592-7252)

This facility supplies liquid helium and liquid nitrogen to Cornell science and engineering groups. To join the listserv for Low Temp Facility Users, send a plain-text email message to, with the Subject of your message join and leaving the body of the message blank.