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.