The Shop staff and a set of highly trained students provides training in shop operations to the Olin Community before anybody can use the machine shop equipment. The Olin shop is staffed by four full-time professionals, who offer short courses and semester-long courses in machine shop operations to provide students with working knowledge and skills to safely and effectively operate machine shop equipment. Shop facilities are used to support a variety of required and elective courses (e.g., Design Nature, Principles of Engineering, Mechanical Design, Materials Science, Engineering Polymers, Sustainable Design, Mechanics of Solids and Structures, SCOPE), as well as independent student projects, faculty research activities, student club activities.

Bruce Andruskiewicz stands before a yellow wall smiling for the camera

Bruce Andruskiewicz

Master Instructor and Machine Shop Coordinator









Nathan Cantrell wears a blue shirt and stands outdoors in the sun and smiles for the camera

Nathan Cantrell

Instructor of Welding and Fabrication









Lucas Ewing stands in front of a yellow wall wearing a grey jacket and white shirt while smiling for the camera. Lucas Ewing

Instructor of Design and Wood Fabrication









Daniela Fass stands in front of a white backdrop and smiles for the camera. Daniela Faas, Ph.D.

Director of  Fabrication and Laboratory Operations, Assistant Professor of Practice