CAS Technical Services

Technical, scientific and instrumental support for the College of Arts and Sciences.

College of Arts and Sciences Technical Services

CAS Technical Services provides technical scientific and instrumental support to the College. Our support units include the CAS Scientific Store, CAS Purchasing Department, CAS Machine Shop and CAS Electronics Shop. The Life Sciences Research facilities are also part of CAS Technical Services. The Department's main office is located in Chemistry 113.

Get Support

Support from CAS Technical Services can be arranged by calling Chris Olsen at 518-442-4403, or 518-207-7294 (cell).  Voicemails will forward to email. Gas and cryogen orders should be sent to [email protected], and copy Chris Olsen at [email protected]

Life Science Research Building Support 

Contact Jessica Moran at 518-437-4414, or 518-618-5953 (cell). Voicemail forwards to email. 

Ordering Gas

Gas ordering is being done on a weekly basis, please have all the orders in to CAS Technical Services by Tuesday evenings. We will place orders to AIRGAS on Wednesday mornings for delivery to campus on Thursdays. Please plan to pick up your orders from the CAS Store on Thursdays. Orders can also be shipped to LSRB. Please include phone numbers and other contact information with your request so we can keep you informed of your order status and arrange for a pickup time. You can also reach the store at 518-442-4409, or Chris Olsen at the numbers above.


Electronics Shop

The CAS Technical Electronics shop is located on the second level of the Life Sciences building in LS 2011. The Electronics Technician provides support to investigators in building and repairing scientific instrumentation and interfaces.


Electronics Technician: Vladimir Grigoryants - [email protected], 518-437-4431

Machine Shop

The CAS Machine Shop is located in the basement level of Physics, in room B13. The machine shop is available to advise and provide fabrication of unique items for our scientific researchers.


Machinist: Matthew Brooking - 518-442-4723

Purchasing Office

The CAS Technical Purchasing office is located in Chemistry 114. We provide procurement support to the Department's shops and core facilities. CAS Technical Purchasing acts as a liaison with the College's scientific vendors, to assist our researchers in acquiring scientific supplies, instruments and equipment.


Store Operations Supervisor/Purchasing Office: Tina Sawyer - 518-442-4972

Scientific Store

The CAS Scientific Store is located in the Chemistry building basement. The store provides scientific materials for laboratories, as well as office supplies and is available to researchers as well as students. Store hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Note: Store hours at the start of a semester will be extended and posted at the store.


Store Operations Supervisor: Tina Sawyer - 518-442-4404

CAS Technical Services Staff

Director: Christian Olsen - [email protected], 518-442-4403

Assistant Director: Jessica Moran - 518-437-4414

Store Operations Supervisor/Purchasing Office: Tina Sawyer - 518-442-4972

Machine Shop: Matthew Brooking - 518-442-4723

Electronics Shop: Vladimir Grigoryants - [email protected], 518-437-4431

Life Sciences Receiving: Dane Cellupica - 518-591-8866

CAS Technical Services
Chemistry 113

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States