Birck Nanotechnology Center

Birck Nanotechnology Center Facilities

Birck Facility

The Birck Nanotechnology Center opened in July of 2005. This facility comprises 187,000 square feet, providing office space for 45 faculty, 21 clerical and technical staff, and up to 180 graduate students. The heart of the building is a 25,000 sq. ft. Class 1-10-100 nanofabrication cleanroom (Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory), part of which is configured as a biomolecular cleanroom with separate entry and gowning areas and isolated air flow. The building also includes over 22,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space external to the cleanroom, including special low vibration rooms for nanostructures research, with temperature control to less than 0.1 °C. Other laboratories are specialized for nanophotonics, crystal growth, bio-nanotechnology, molecular electronics, MEMS and NEMS, surface analysis, SEM/TEM, electrical characterization, RF systems, instruction and training, and precision micro-machining and the Hall Nanometrology Laboratory. In addition, a unique nanotechnology incubator facility is provided for interaction with industry.

The building is organized into three wings on two floors. A third level houses air filtration equipment (not shown). An enclosed walkway on the second floor provides easy access to an additional 50,000 sq. ft. of research space in the adjacent Bindley Biosciences Center.

Ron Reger, Process & Equipment Manager
Research in the BNC Cleanroom

John Weaver, Facility Manager
BNC Cleanroom Facility

Key Capabilities of the BNC Facilities

BNC Policies Governing Space and Equipment (PDF Download) pdf