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Randy Puchalski

Director of Laboratories



4507 SES, MC 111

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5823



The main function of the Office of the Director of Laboratories is the oversight of all facilities occupied by the Department of Chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry occupies approximately 115K square feet of space in two separate buildings, with approximately 60% of the total space being in the Science and Engineering South (SES) building, and the remainder located in the west wing of the Science and Engineering Laboratories (SELW) building. Approximately 48% of the space occupied by the Department is devoted to research-related activities, 26% to instructional-related activities, and 26% to office/support-related activities. The Director of Laboratories is responsible for all physical plant issues related to this space, including oversight of all routine infrastructure repairs, remodeling, new construction, office/lab relocations etc.


BS in Biology (honors), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1978
PhD in Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1983
Assistant Professor of Biology, Chicago State University, 1983-1984
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984-1987
Manager of Laboratories and Business Affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences, 1989-1994