Joint Engineering Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS)

Joint Engineering Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS)

In 1991, the Division of Engineering and the Department of Physics merged their individual Shops to create what is now called JEPIS, Joint Engineering Physics Instrument Shop. JEPIS is administered by the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) director as an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, non-profit facility. JEPIS is advised by a committee with representatives of both Physics and Engineering Departments to guide us with the needs of the scientific community, now and in the future.

The purpose of JEPIS is to assist the scientific departments at Brown in the development of experiments, research projects and instructional classes. We offer all the basic machine shop capabilities, with the addition of CNC design consultation, hands on training and instruction through a non-credit basic machine shop course and new this year an advanced course geared toward Graduate Students. We expect our Student Shop renovations and enhancements, which are almost complete, to provide our students with a strong base for their experimental studies. In addition, JEPIS staff is always available to give general advise and assistance to the Brown Staff, Students and Faculties in the finding of sources for the materials and devices they require for their projects or instructional classes.

The Instrument Shop is available to all Brown University departments including our loyal customers from Engineering, Physics, Neurosciences, Psychology, Bio-Med, Facility Management, Food Services and the Central Heat Plant. 

JEPIS operates as a non-profit, cost center, charging an hourly fee for labor plus materials used to defer operational expenses. Major technological improvements and capital expense is not included in the hourly rate.

For Further Information contact:

Charlie Vickers
P: (401) 863-2575
F: (401) 863-3008 
Box M, Brown University

Michael Packer
Instrument Maker/Machinist
Joint Engineering & Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS)
P:  (401) 863-2575
F:  (401) 863-3008
                                      Box M, Brown University

Raymond Pagliarini
Senior Instrument Maker
Joint Engineering & Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS)
Raymond_Pagliarini@brown.edu
P:  (401) 863-2575
F:  (401) 863-3008
                                       Box M, Brown University