Getting Access to Birck

Birck Nanotechnology Center is home to 300 resident students, faculty and staff who have access to all shared labs. The 186,000 sq ft. facility includes a 25,000 sq. ft. ISO Class 3-4-5-6 (Class 1-10-100-1000) nanofabrication cleanroom – the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory – that includes a 2,500 sq. ft. ISO Class 6 (Class 1000) pharmaceutical-grade biomolecular cleanroom. Researchers from six academic colleges are at the forefront of nano electronics, photonics, energy, micro electromechanical systems, nanobio technology and nanomanufacturing and are helping to develop a local high tech ecosystem in collaboration with Discovery Park District and Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) community internet of things (IoT) testbeds. 

Although most researchers choose to get trained and use the equipment themselves, our staff and scientists are also available to provide research services. Please see the Equipment Rate Sheet which shows hourly fees for equipment as well as staff time. Please inquire with Ron Reger ( if you are interested in our research services.

Purdue Researchers

Read our on-boarding checklist for new Purdue users for information about desk space, training, and other important resources. 

Non-Purdue Researchers

Please read our Partner With Us page which describes the various ways we can collaborate in your research. Use the on-boarding checklist for external users for external users for guidance on making contact, completing forms, setting up accounts, training and such. The two forms linked in the external user checklist are also listed below: