BRK Metrology Core

Overview of Services

Birck Nanotechnology Center, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the world, is designed to support multidisciplinary research in nanotechnology and to foster interaction between researchers and research disciplines. The Birck Nanotechnology Center, opened July of 2005, totals 186,000 square feet of cleanroom, lab, and office space. The heart of the building is a 25,000 sq. ft. class 1-10-100 nanofabrication cleanroom (Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory). A portion of the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory is configured as an isolated air flow biomolecular cleanroom with separate entry and gowning areas. The building also includes over 22,000 sq. ft. of flexible laboratory space external to the cleanroom, and office space for faculty, graduate students, clerical, and technical staff. One of the highly specialized labs include ultra low vibration rooms for nanostructures research with temperature control to less than 0.1 °C. Other specialized laboratories include nanophotonics, crystal growth, bio-nanotechnology, molecular electronics, MEMS, NEMS, surface analysis, SEM/TEM, electrical characterization, RF systems, instruction, training, and precision micro-machining. The entire set of resources provided by this facility are designed to support collaborative interdisciplinary research in nanotechnology. The majority of equipment in Birck Nanotechnology Center is shared, and accessible to qualified and trained users from Purdue as well as other academic, industrial, and government laboratories outside Purdue.

Leadership

 

Jerry Shepard, Research Engineer
jshepar@purdue.edu

 


Joon Hyeong Park, Research Engineer      

park218@purdue.edu     


Dan Hosler, Research Engineer

dhosler@purdue.edu

 

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 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 University - Purdue e-Pubs
  4. Purdue University Discovery Park - Birck Nanotechnology Center, Research
  5. BNC Safe Systems
  6. Equipment Installation Manual
  7. Birck Policy & Procedures
  8. Birck Emergency Plan

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Dan Hosler
Research Engineer
 
7654963883
 
dhosler@purdue.edu
 
2287C
 
Jerry Shepard
Research Engineer
 
7654943480
 
jshepar@purdue.edu
 
2287A
 
Joon Hyeong Park
Research Engineer
 
7654944209
 
park218@purdue.edu
 
2287B