Birck Nanotechnology Center

New Users of the BNC

Ron Reger, Process & Equipment Manager
How to Access the BNC

Welcome to the Birck Nanotechnology Center! We hope you will find your time here both rewarding and enjoyable! On this page you will find several links that will help guide you through the process of becoming a user in our world-class research center.

All users are required to take two core training courses:
BNC 105: Facility Orientation
BNC 150: Fume Hood Training

If you will be using our cleanroom, lasers, and/or doing bio-nanotechnology research, you will be required to take additional safety courses in those areas. In addition to the core courses, you will also take specific training on any equipment you will operate in the cleanroom and/or the laboratories.

The BNC is a shared-use facility. This means that the lab and cleanroom equipment is available for qualified users to operate, and maintenance of the equipment is paid for by collecting fees from all users. These fees are typically cross-charges paid for by your professor’s research grants, or in the case of outside users these fees are paid through accounts you establish with our business office. Keeping track of equipment usage is done through our on-line equipment enabling and tracking program called Coral. You will need a Coral account to do research work in the center. Links are provided below to help you establish this account.

So, again, welcome to one of the finest nanotechnology research facilities in the country! Please read through the information contained in the links below, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

 
John Weaver
Industry

BNC Facility Manager
(765) 494-5494
jrweaver@purdue.edu
Monica Allain
International, Government, University and Foundations
BNC Managing Director
(765) 494-5138
mallain@purdue.edu
Mary Jo Totten
Training

Building Deputy
(765) 496-1173
tottenm@purdue.edu

 

Purdue University Users (Student/Faculty/Staff)

  1. Nanotechnology Overview
  2. Training Requirements
    1. Summary of BNC Training Courses
  3. Coral Account Page
  4. Birck Occupant Guide
  5. FAQ
  6. Operating and Procedures Manual
  7. Rates (internal)

 

Non Purdue University Users

  1. Nanotechnology Overview
  2. Training Requirements
    1. Summary of BNC Training Courses
    2. Request for Privileges
  3. Coral Account Page
  4. Birck Occupant Guide
  5. FAQ
  6. Operating and Procedures Manual
  7. Rates
    1. Corporate
    2. Small Business
    3. Non Profit

 

Sample Agreement Documents

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

Facilities