Advanced Prototyping Center at Wright Lab

The Advanced Prototyping Center is a fabrication and design support facility to help Yale researchers with custom instrumentation.

Core Website

James A. Nikkel, PhD

Primary contact Supervisor
Hours & Location

Wright Laboratory, 1st floor (272 Whitney Avenue)

About the core

At the Yale Wright Laboratory Advanced Prototyping Center (APC), our mission is to provide a fabrication facility and design support for custom instrumentation. We also aim to help researchers develop design skills and educate them about modern prototyping techniques. The APC complements other research shops at Yale that provide traditional machining services and training.


We currently provide CNC cutting and 3D printing services to the Yale community. Our capabilities include:



James A. Nikkel, PhD Research Scientist

Deputy Director

Arina B. Telles Physics graduate student

Engineering Support

James Wilhelmi Research Support Specialist, Wright Lab

Faculty Director

Karsten Heeger, PhD Professor of Physics