William C. Merka, a research instrumentation specialist in the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry, has dedicated his career to the art of creating custom glassware with fire and air.

ALL FIRED UP: Texas A&M Chemistry’s Bill Merka Creates Custom Glassware for Classrooms and Research

May 18, 2017
"All my work is done by hand, and it is more of an art form. It isn't just measure here and cut there. ... As in research, your skills evolve. New things come along all the time, which make it exciting, plus I like the challenge."
William C. Merka, Texas A&M Glass Shop