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Bindra Innovation Lab

Created through a generous endowment established by Jagjeet and Janice Bindra, the lab is a valuable teaching facility for UW ChemE students and is utilized for high quality research in the department, across UW, and by industrial partners.


Benson Hall, room 121

Getting started

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Instruments and tools



The Shimadzu LC20-AD high performance liquid chromatography system has a 4-channel solvent pump, and refractive index and UV-Vis detectors

laser cutter

Laser Cutter

The M300 Universal Laser Systems machine is a versatile CNC laser cutter with a 18" x 36" bed


Malvern Zetasizer

The Malvern Zetasizer is a dynamic light scattering instrument that enables the rapid determination of particle size

raman microscope

Raman Microscope

The Thermo Scientific DXR2 high performance confocal Raman microscope is used for quickly identifying and analyzing microparticles



The Anton Paar MCR-301 Rheometer is a tool for measuring the viscoelastic properties of fluids, gels, and films

Thermogravimetric Analyzer

Thermogravimetric Analyzer

The TA Instruments Model Q200 TGA measures mass change as a function of time and temperature

plate reader

Plate Reader

The Biotek Synergy H1 is capable of measuring UV-Vis, fluorescence, and photoluminescense on microplates

Visible Spectrophotometer

Visible Spectrophotometer

The Thermo Scientific Genesys 10S measures absorbance vs. wavelength for a liquid sample

3D printer

3D Printer

The MakerBot Replicator 2x is a research-grade fused-deposition 3D printer for making custom holders, jigs and other laboratory tools

About Jagjeet "Jeet" Bindra (M.S. '70)

jeet bindraJeet S. Bindra was born in Benares (now Varanasi), India. He came to the United States to pursue a master’s in chemical engineering at UW. He went on to work for Chevron for 32 years, where he retired as the president of global manufacturing. 

Jeet has chaired the UW College of Engineering Visiting Committee, and he and his wife Janice have given generously to the department. In addition to establishing the Bindra Lab in Benson Hall, they endowed a department graduate fellowship, and established the Jagjeet and Janice Bindra Endowed Career Development Professorship.

Jeet is the author of the 2019 book, “Crossing the Divide: From Benares to Boardroom,” a personal account of his journey from humble beginnings in India to leadership at Chevron. He was named a UW ChemE Distinguished Alumnus in 1997.