Facilities and Operations

Facilities and Operations

Beckman's facilities and planning staff creates an environment that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and cutting-edge research.


The operations staff manages all aspects of the physical Beckman Institute:

  • space assignments
  • safety and Beckman Security
  • card access
  • planning and construction
  • energy conservation
  • in-house skilled craftspeople
  • building maintenance
  • inventory records
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • equipment and space set-up

Equipment Loan Form

When a Beckman community member purchases an item that has the potential to be taken off campus, the requestor or custodian must complete an Equipment Loan Form.

Please help monitor that the requestor/custodian returns a completed copy to inventory@beckman.illinois.edu for final processing. The researchers who are buying equipment should also advise the Beckman inventory group when they bring it back to campus permanently or pass it on to someone else.

Facilities and operations news

Have a question for the facilities team? Contact us.

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Robert Fritz Director of Facilities and Planning rkfritz@illinois.edu

 Joshua K Whitson's directory photo.

Joshua K Whitson Assistant Director of Facilities whitson@illinois.edu