Birck Nanotechnology Center

Birck Nanotechnology Center - User Resources

Become A User
More information here

Ask the Staff Forum
Welcome to the "Ask the Staff" forum! Our goal with this forum is to increase the collaboration and communication among the Birck research community and the staff. This is a place to ask process questions, inquire about equipment, discuss safety issues and procedures, and bring up almost anything relative to working at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. We encourage you to use this new communication tool, and over time there should be many threads developing and evolving on a variety of topics. We would also encourage students and faculty to participate in the dialog in the forum, and add appropriate ideas and solutions as well. Your career account User Name and Password are required to log in.

Thank you for using this communication tool! Any comments and/or suggestions about this forum would be greatly appreciated.

-Ron Reger

Equipment Information
Section providing specific information on BNC equipment. Frequent updates are currently under way. If you would like up to date notifications on future postings, please subscribe to our RSS feed. rss

• General Supplies and Chemical Orders

• How to order pre-approved chemicals in the BNC

Presentation Resources
Graphics, Templates and Photos to use for PowerPoint, Keynote, and poster presentations

Operating Policies & Procedures Manual
Access the online version, or download the document (pdf) pdf

Nano courses from Purdue University
"Nano"-related courses available to Purdue University students - updated every semester.

Town Hall Meetings
Slides from prior Town Hall Meetings in Powerpoint format

Facilities Use pdf
Building requests, guest usage, meeting information, telephone, catering, and conference room information

Code of Conduct pdf
If you are a BNC user, please read and fill out this form.

BNC Training | Calendar
Links to BNC training courses and calendar.

Theses, printing codes & limits, using a copier for your printer, etc.

Poster Printing
Instructions and guidelines for the poster printer located in Burton Morgan

LCD TV's in Small Conference Rooms
Instructions for operating LCDs for use of a projection source for PC's

Frequently Asked Questions
Have a common question about BNC? Most likely, you'll find an answer for it here.

BNC Monday Memo xml
Subscribe to the BNC Monday Memo feed containing announcements, upcoming seminars, expected visitors, funding opportunities, and other Birck-related news.

Resource Allocation Tool (RAT) System

The RAT is a scheduling tool designed to make your life easier. Purdue University schools and departments can use the RAT to allocate meeting rooms, computers, video equipment, or anything they deem appropriate. General users can use the RAT to find out when their department's resources are available for check out.

Control of scheduling is reserved for managers. General users should contact the appropriate administrator if they wish to reserve a resource. To have a resource reserved for you, choose your department from the box above. Next, you will need to use your Purdue Career Account Login and Password. Once you have authenticated you will be taken to your entity. Click the Request Reservation button on the left and the page where you can send a request for a reservation will come up.

Detailed Instructions (PDF) pdf

Information on the Nanotechnology Student Advisory Council

All User Meeting
This downloadable PDF presentation allows users to review the material presented at the January 2012 meeting.

Part 1 - Overview from Ali Shakouri

Part 2 - Meeting Slides

Discovery Park Purchase Order Form
Click above to download the mandatory form.

Sample Agreement Documents

  1. BNC Facilities Use Agreement (PDF)
  2. BNC Services Agreement (PDF)