Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility


There have been multiple incidents of hotplates spontaneously heating in the OFF position leading to fires and explosions. Hotplates purchased prior to 1984 do not have temperature feedback controls, in particular the models Corning PC-35, PC-351, and the Thermolyne Model SP46925. Such older models can spontaneously heat with the heater dial in the OFF position.

Contact EH&S if you have a Corning PC-35/PC-351 or Thermolyne Model Sp46925 hot plates in your laboratory and would like to receive a FREE Corning Digital Display Stirring Hotplate replacement.

Safety Criteria For A Safer Laboratory Hot Plate
– Grounded unit
– Power indicator
– Hot top warning
– Direct temperature reading
– Detachable/replaceable power cord
– Independent temperature control units which switch off in case of an over temperature
– Optional connection for sample temperature probe/controller

See Flyer for more details

Hot Plate Replacement Flyer


A new training video on the Ushio Inc. Photo Bonding System has been posted to the INRF website. You can view the video by visiting the videos page at:

You can also view the video directly on YouTube:

You may also visit the INRF Youtube Channel for additional training videos.

INRF Staff

Dear Cleanroom Users,

Please welcome Marc Palazzo as the new Facility Administrator of the INRF Cleanroom.

Marc’s unique experience as a business owner combined with his education will be an asset to our cleanroom facility. Mr. Palazzo has successfully owned a small business for over 20 years and is a UCI alumni with a BS in Economics and also graduated with an MBA from Chapman University. He has expertise as a supervisor and project manager as well as experience in business development.

We look forward to having Marc apply his talents to the INRF. Marc can be reached at (949) 824-8125 or


G.P. Li

We have postponed taking the STS down until further notice.

Due to the newly waxed floors, the BION is very slippery. For the time being we have replaced the blue disposable shoe covers with white ones with a little more traction. There is limited quantities of these so please reuse them. Things should be back to normal in a week or so. In the meantime please be careful.

Starting May 1st the STS will be down for maintenance for a week. Please plan accordingly

Due to the recent waxing in the BION the floors are more slippery than normal.  The coverall booties offer a little more traction than the disposable ones so if you are concerned please see Ryan in the INRF and he can issue you a pair. Please be careful. Thanks

BION will be closed after 8:30pm tonight for waxing and will reopen Friday morning. This will be happening once more on Tuesday the 25th.

  • The INRF and BION cleanrooms will remain open.
  • All the tools will be accessible for those with access to them however HF (rm 1432) & Inorganic (rm 1421) rooms will be closed.
  • INRF Office will be closed and lab staff will be off during this time.
  • Lab Staff will not be available by phone over the break
  • Check your access for the cleanroom (keycard and logins) and tools BEFORE the break to make sure you will have no issues
  • Contact Richard if you need 24hr access or need a refresher on a tool before the break.
  • For Facilities Issues contact 949-824-5444  / For Emergencies 911

Lab staff will be reorganizing and cleaning up the chemicals throughout the INRF and BION (benches, cabinets, & so on…). All chemicals should be labeled and updated with the name, group, expiration data and any other necessary information.  Any chemicals expired or without clearly updated information will be disposed of after Monday (3/13/2017). Pass this along to your lab mates.