BRK Utility Core

Overview of Services

Birck Utility Core supports various activities in the Birck Nanotechnology Facility.  Currently addressing the needs of lab access, store room, and the Birck Machine Shop. 


Jerry Shepard, Core Administrator

Location and hours of operation

Hours       Location

Opened to Trained Users 24/7
Staffed Hours:  8am -5pm 

Store Room Hours:
Monday - Friday from 1-1:45 pm

     Birck Nanotechnology Center
     1205 West State Street
     West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057




Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"

**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the center manager for further information.

 Links and Resources

  1. Purdue University Discovery Park - Birck Nanotechnology Center 
  2. nanoHUB 
  3. Purdue e-Pubs 
  4. Birck Nanotechnology Center - Research
  5. BNC Safety Systems
  6. Equipment Installation Manual
  7. Public Emergency Plan
  8. Policies and Procedures Manual


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jerry Shepard
Core Administrator

Add-On Charges List

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Daily Entry Fee, Birck Laboratory Access (4200001851) (2)
Daily Entry Surcharge, 3D3C Lab - BRK 2087 (4200001854) (2)
Daily Entry Surcharge, Biological Labs - BSL1 and BSL2 (4200001855) (2)
Daily Entry Surcharge, Cleanroom - BRK 2100A (4200001868) (2)
Daily Entry Surcharge, General Labs (4200001853) (2)
Monthly Usage Fee, Additional Cleanroom Bin (4200001868) (1)
Monthly Usage Fee, Cleanroom Storage (4200001868) (1)
Pass-Through, Engineering (4200001835) (1)
Staff Time, Engineering (4200001835) (1)
Staff Time, Lab Manager, 3D3C (4200001854) (1)
Storeroom, BRK 2251 (4200001852) (1)