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Technician Support

Technical Operations provides faculty, student, and staff support by sharing their technical experience and guidance.  Student projects, maintenance of laboratory equipment, college fleet operations and transportation, and design and fabrication assistance are typical services provided.

Technical Operations also assists Faculty, Lab Coordinators, and Department Chairs and Coordinators with questions regarding general building services.  For example, how to best coordinate the services of outside contractors and campus trades such as plumbers, carpenters, and electricians.  Although these areas are not under the work jurisdiction of Technical Operations, we have developed close working relations with the campus trades and are often able to provide guidance.

Requesting Support

Faculty, Staff, and Department leadership are encouraged to contact Technicians directly for day-to-day lab equipment maintenance and project support via email, phone, or visit their physical offices.  If uncertain, who can best help, please contact Technical Operations Manager Michael Dray.  Students are asked to first consult with their faculty or project advisors to determine how their requests are best directed.

Facilities Services requests for building services should be placed with the appropriate Department Coordinators for the area.  Examples of these services include plumbing, electrical, elevators, fire protection systems, campus security, telecommunications, environmental health and safety, furniture moving and securing (carpenters), etc.  These work areas are covered by collective bargaining units and are beyond the work jurisdiction of Technical Operations; however, Technical Operations can provide guidance on how to best advance such requests.

For major project inquiries or emergencies, please contact Technical Operations Manager Michael Dray at (614)260-5223.

ECST Technicians

The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) technicians include Blake Cortis, Michael Obermeyer, Sergio Marquez, and Mauricio Meza. Michael Dray is the College of ECST's Technical Operations Manager.


BLAKE CORTIS
Equipment Technician III
Location ET B-16
[email protected]
Office (323)343-4544

  • Manual and CNC Machining
  • Repair and maintain Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility including electrolyzer
  • Design and fabricate student and faculty projects
  • Design and fabricate research equipment
  • CAD/CAM specializing in Solidworks and MasterCAM
  • Creative problem solving
  • Millwright
  • Expert woodworking and finish carpentry

TBA
Electronics Technician III
Location ET C-250
Office (323)343-4481

  • ECST – A 209 Electromagnetic Energy Conversion Laboratory
  • ECST – A 308 Senior Design
  • ECST – B 105 Communications Laboratory
  • ECST – C 156 Control Systems
  • ECST – C 248 Digital Logic
  • ECST – C 249 Electrical Measurements and Circuits Laboratory
  • ECST – C 251 Electronics II, Sensors, Data Acquisition
  • ECST – C 252 BioMed, Power Electronics

SERGIO MARQUEZ
Equipment Technician II
Location C-250
[email protected]
Office (323)343-5293

  • Repair and maintenance of lab equipment (College-wide)
  • Design and fabricate student and faculty projects
  • Design and fabricate research equipment
  • CAD specializing in Solidworks
  • Electronic design and integration
  • Programming, primarily with C++
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Test Engineering
  • Simple robotics and automation

MAURICIO MEZA 
Equipment Technician II
Location B-110A
[email protected]
Office (323)343-4523

  • Repair and maintenance of Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility
  • Catia v5
  • 3D modeling/ 3D printing
  • CAD specializing in Solidworks
  • ECST Fleet Operations
  • Lab Technician Strength of Materials Lab
  • Lab Technician Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Inter-campus relations: Facilities Services Trades, Property and Administration

MICHAEL DRAY
Technical Operations Manager- ECST and Hydrogen Research Facility
Location Hydrogen Station Control Room
[email protected]
Hydrogen Station (323)343-5293
Cell (614)260-5223

  • General Supervision of Technical Staff
  • Hydrogen Research Facility- operations, maintenance, and marketing
  • ECST Building Coordinator

ECST Makerspace

NIKOLINA GLAMUZINA
ECST Student Shop Supervisor
(ECST Makerspace)
Office: E&T B110-A
Phone: (323)343-4517
Email: [email protected]

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