Glassblowing Services

Mike SouzaMike Souza at the glass lathe; photo by C. Todd Reichart

The Glassblowing Shop at Princeton University provides CCB with our scientific glassblowing needs. Mike Souza, a veteran laboratory glassblower who has more than 40 years of experience, is a renowned expert in his field and produces high quality repairs and custom creations at a discounted price for Rutgers employees.  


  • Glassware can be created to meet certain specifications in regards to temperature, pressure and optical transmission.
  • The glassblowing shop has the capacity to work with all types of glass including quartz, borosilicate, aluminosilicate and soft glass.
  • The facility is fully equipped with an oversize lathe, diamond saw, diamond wet grinder and torches.



Scheduling Service

Hours of operation: 8AM - 4PM; accommodations can be made for other times.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment. Weekend drop-offs and pickups are also possible given advance notice. When you contact Mike, let him know you are from Rutgers to obtain the discounted rate. A written request is required and a photo or image is highly recommended.

  • Princeton will issue you a quote
  • Please send the quote to your department administrator for processing
  • Administrators, please process a requisition using the supplier “Trustees of Princeton University” and select the fulfillment center “p9884801 – Princeton University Dept of Chemistry, Frick Lab Princeton NJ 08544 US”
  • Please drop-off/pickup your items at Princeton University, Jadwin Hall (Physics), Room 123


Princeton University
Mike Souza
609-558-9637 (cell)

Panina Zaurov
609-258-8231 (cell)

Rutgers University
Lydia Haynes


Princeton University
Jadwin Hall (Physics), Room 123
Princeton, NJ 08540

Jadwin Hall is across from the Fricke Chemistry Lab. Take the elevator/stairs to the first floor. Visitor parking is located in LOT 21. For super quick drop-offs/pickups, park with your emergency flashers on in front of the Fricke Chemistry Lab (10 minute limit). Click here for their interactive map.