Birck Nanotechnology Center


Access to BNC Facilities

The assets of the BNC – its unique facilities, specialized tools and instrumentation, and the expertise of its researchers – are much too valuable to keep to ourselves. The BNC opens its doors to the wider world, including researchers from companies, universities, and national labs. If you are interested in working in the BNC facility and/or in collaborating with BNC researchers and technical staff, you will find information on this website that will help you get started.

Training is required to use most of the facilities, labs, and cleanroom. Click here to find out more.

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The Nanotechnology Incubator

The BNC provides flexible laboratory space that can be leased by companies through the Purdue Research Foundation. This space is designed to provide a secure, specialized laboratory for companies wishing to use the infrastructure of the BNC while maintaining private laboratory space for specialized or proprietary work. To inquire, please contact the BNC Managing Director.


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About the BNC

The BNC leverages advances in nanoscale science and engineering to create innovative nanotechnologies addressing societal challenges and opportunities in computing, communications, the environment, security, energy independence, and health.


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