Facilities & Instrumentation


  • During working hours M-F: contact Tim Lorenz  or UW Safety.
  • Outside of office hours:
    • Call or text Tim
    • if there is no reply within 5 minutes contact UW Safety

How to Request Assistance

* We monitor incoming requests during business hours – Monday – Friday, 9:15am – 6:00pm

Services We Subcontract

The following services are handled by providers outside Russell Labs, like Physical Plant.

If you request any of these services, you will need to enter a valid account number on the service request form.

Please contact your PI or Russell Labs Financial Services for information on valid account numbers.

  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Lab demolition
  • Mechanical
  • Paint
  • Plumbing
  • Removal of cabinetry or other furniture attached to flooring


  • Faculty, staff, and students in the departments of Entomology, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and Plant Pathology; Hub staff.


1. Building Management

  • Emergency building contact
  • Building access – keys, cards
  • Building deliveries and loading dock
  • Building capital equipment inventory
  • Departmental fleet vehicles
  • Facilities repair and maintenance – offices, labs and offsite Ag buildings and fields
  • Liaison with UW Police and Security, Physical Plant and Facilities Planning and Management

2. Building Maintenance

  • Refrigeration units, -80 freezers, water systems, belts, switches and general instrumentation, and more
  • Plant growth rooms
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3. Instrumentation

3a. Maintenance

  • Scientific field equipment, instrumentation, lab apparatus and equipment

3b. Design/Fabrication/Assembly – only if time is available:

  • Scientific field equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Lab apparatus and equipment
  • Unique scientific equipment


  • Mat Bohne
    Instrument Maker

    B70 Russell Labs

    In the office:
    Mon – Fri  6:15 am – 3:00 pm

  • Timothy Lorenz
    Facilities and Instrumentation Manager

    B81 Russell Labs

    In the office/shop:
    Mon – Fri 9:15am – 6:00pm

    Best Way to Reach Tim:
    Set up an appointment via email, phone or text.
    (608) 262-6911 Shop
    (608) 220-4125 Cell

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    Facilities Technician III

    B54G Russell Labs

    In the office: