Portrait of Tom Yavaraski

Thomas (Tom) Yavaraski

Lab Services Supervisor / EWRE Lab Manager


EWRE 209

1351 Beal Avenue, EWRE 209 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

Education / Certifications / Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Applied Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines
  • U-M Facilities Professional Certificate


  • Laboratory and Facilities Management; proud member of the CEE Tech Team
  • Anything relating to the EWRE Core Analytical Facility in EWRE
  • Lab instrumentation, training and safety
  • Troubleshooting equipment issues
  • Equipment installation and upgrades
  • Co-Chair of the CEE Safety Committee


Start date in CEE: July 1, 1989

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Advice for new students: Don’t fight the cold. Put on a hat, gloves and a warm coat.

Favorite quote: “Jesus wept.” — John 11:35

Favorite free time activities or hobbies: Fishing the Detroit River and Lake Erie.


  • CEE Excellence in Staff Service Award, 2015
  • Safety First Recognition Award (as part of the CEE Tech Team), 2015
  • CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award, 2003