Building Info

department of chemistry building

Address

Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1101 University Ave. Madison, WI 53706

Building Hours

Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
Building closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Chemistry Building Layout

Chemistry Building Diagram

Rooms in Shain Research Tower number 11xx to 81xx and include room/office numbers where the second digit is 1.

  • Floor 1 includes the Shain Atrium, the Business Office, and the mail room.
  • Floor 2 includes the graduate admissions and careers office and parts of the Chemistry Instrumentation Center.
  • Floors 3 and 4 are not publicly accessible.
  • Floors 5 to 8 house research labs, offices, and seminar rooms.

Due to different floor-to-floor spacing, the Shain and Mathews sections are connected are connected only on floors 1, 2, 5, and 6.

Rooms in the Mathews Building number B2xx to 62xx and include room/office numbers where the second digit is 2.

  • The basement houses the physical chemistry instructional laboratory, classrooms, offices, and the Glass Shop.
  • Floor 1 includes the shipping and receiving room and the General Chemistry TA offices.
  • Floor 2 includes research labs, offices, and part of the Chemistry Instrumentation Center.
  • Floors 3 to 6 house research labs, offices, and seminar rooms.

The Mathews and Daniels wings are connected on floors B through 6.

Rooms in the Daniels wing number S3xx to 93xx and include room/office numbers where the second digit is 3.

  • Floor S (sub-basement) houses the Machine / Instrument Shop and research labs.
  • Floor B (basement) includes instructional laboratories and classrooms.
  • Floor 1 includes the undergraduate chemistry office, Seminar Hall (Room 1315), instructional laboratories, and study room.
  • Floor 2 includes instructional laboratories and classrooms.
  • Floors 3 to 7 house research labs and offices.
  • Floor 8 includes the Theoretical Chemistry Institute, research labs, and offices.
  • Floor 9 includes CompHelp, the Research Computing Center, lounge, and offices.

Rooms in the new wing number S4xx to 84xx and include room/office numbers where the second digit is 4.

  • Floor S (sub-basement) houses lecture rooms.
  • Floor B (basement) includes a lounge and offices.
  • Floor 1 includes the main entry, lobby, and multipurpose Learning Studio.
  • Floor 2 includes the Chemistry Information Commons.
  • Floors 3 and 4 are not publicly accessible.
  • Floors 5 to 8 includes instructional laboratories and offices.

Building Services

Jeff NielsenUnder the direction of Building Manager Jeff Nielsen, Building Services oversees all of the physical spaces in the Chemistry Building.

Contact information for Jeff:
jnielsen@chem.wisc.edu
(608) 262-8745

Building Repairs

Call Physical Plant at (608) 263-3333
If after business hours, press 0 to talk to a live operator.

SWAP

Old research equipment should be sent to SWAP (surplus with a purpose). To contribute to SWAP, please contact any loading dock staff-person. You will be given a wooden gondola to fill with SWAP items. Once done, simply label the gondola with your name and return to the loading dock. To dispose of large or unwieldy items, contact Jeff Nielsen to arrange for special pickup.

Chemistry Building Project

  • Construction Update 06/14/2021

    Daniels Three-day Exhaust Interruptions The series of rolling three-day shutdowns of fume hoods in the Daniels wing that is the final step in the heart-lung transplant to improve ventilation in the Mathews and Daniels wings …

  • Construction Update 06/01/2021

    New Tower The main entrance to the new tower, at the corner of Mills Street and University Avenue, is now essentially complete and it looks great—lots of Wisconsin red! Landscaping work around the tower has …

  • Construction Update 05/17/2021

    New Tower Completion Postponed Although the exterior of the new tower is now fully enclosed and looks great, there remains much to do inside the building. Consequently, the date when we can move into the …

  • Construction Update 05/10/2021

    New Tower This week the exterior of the new tower will finally be complete—and it looks great! The north façade, along University Avenue, was finished last week, and the east side, along Mills Street, has …

  • Construction Update 05/03/2021

    Heart-Lung Transplant: Complications The Mathews wing continues to be closed to all occupants, probably through May 6. During testing of the new exhaust system in Mathews last Friday, April 30, a large piece of an …

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