Jan 31 Open House to Showcase Birck Nanotech’s New Vision

Birck Nanotechnology Center (Purdue University Photo)

The Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue’s flagship home for advanced research and development at the atomic scale, will host an open house for the Purdue research community this Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 2-4 p.m.

The two-hour event will feature talks by Office of Research, University and Birck leadership, and will include tours of Birck facilities. A virtual option is available for the talks. All attendees must register in advance of the event.

Organized by the Purdue Office of Research, the open house will focus on upgrades to the facility and plans for the future, which reflect Purdue’s commitment to providing its students and faculty with state-of-the-art research infrastructure. Birck fosters collaborative research and innovation by serving six colleges and numerous schools and departments across the university.

Topics covered during the information session:

  • U.S. Chips Act, quantum initiatives and potential translational research opportunities
  • Facility renovations currently underway
  • A vision for engaging with semiconductor companies and start-ups under CHIPS Act R&D programs while supporting broader, more fundamental research

Speakers include: 

  • Karen Plaut, Executive Vice President of Research 
  • Dan DeLaurentis, Vice President, Discovery Park District Institutes
  • Mark Lundstrom, Chief Semiconductor Officer for Purdue
  • Zhihong Chen, Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center

Register now