Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

 

INRF & BiON Users,

Due to the additional wet etch area now open in the INRF, staff will be strictly enforcing the proper  policies and procedures for both the BiON and INRF facilities.
All violation and infractions will be recorded on users’ individual profiles on Forged.  Once these violation entries are made, the individual will get an e-mail  sent to them as well as to their PI and/or their supervisor informing them of the infraction or violation.
Violations include but are not limited to:
-not using proper PPE
-entering/exiting the facility without logging in/out
-improper disposal of chemical and/or solid waste material
-wearing shorts or having open toed shoes
-not wearing safety glasses
-failing to turn off microscope lamps after use
-failing to clean up the work space after use
-failing to begin / end equipment sessions on Forged via the equipment netbooks
-failing to return utensils to their proper locations
-improperly storing hazardous materials
-failing to properly use hazardous in-use and process in-use forms
-not labeling containers with expiration date and contents
-using equipment or processes without proper authorization
-improper double containment when necessary
-not being present during processes that require
-failing to have a buddy for wet processing
Reminder, most if not all violations are covered in the orientation process of becoming a user so you can review that material as well.
https://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/policy-compliance-agreement.pdf
STAFF

INRF & BiON Users,

Effective immediately we have a new ticket request system in place on the Forged.  For any and all requests from staff (not including any training or foundry requests), please use this new Forged feature to open up a ticket to request assistance.

Once a user submits a request for assistance in this service ticket, ALL staff are notified immediately that you are in need of assistance.  Please remember to be as descriptive as possible when submitting tickets to help staff best know how to assist you.

The ticketing system is now live.  Please see the instructions on how to use below:

Users submit tickets via https://inrf.forged.systems/dashboard/equipment/service/
Current issue types: equipment malfunction/environmental/process artifacts/yield issues we can add/remove to these
Staff is then notified via email/in system notification of the new ticket

Tickets users have opened are available via https://inrf.forged.systems/dashboard/home/equipment/my-tickets/
-Staff

BiON Users,

Unfortunately it looks like the BiON will remain shutdown and unavailable for use until at least this Friday, 4/27/18.

Staff

BiON Users,

It appears the Calit2 Humidification project is extended past the Fri 4/20/18 original deadline, and so the BiON is still shutdown and unavailable for use. The new expected deadline is 4/24/18. We’ll be sure to update as and when we know more.

Staff

BiON Users,

The BiON is fully shutdown until Friday April 20th due to the Calit2 Humidification Project 4/14-4/20. We’ve received word that work should NOT be conducted in the BiON while the ventilation is offline.

INRF Staff

BiON Users,

We’ve received word that the BiON might have a full or partial shutdown from Saturday April 14th – Fri April 20th.  We’re eagerly awaiting a decision from Facilities Management and EH&S and we’ll let you all know as soon as we do.
What we do know at this time is that Air Handlers 3-4 in Calit2  that service the cleanroom and labs above floor 2 will be shutdown during those dates and it looks like the lab will become negatively pressured, so any work requiring a class 100, 100, or 10,000 space will likely not be possible. Fume hoods will likely not be fully functional either.
Again, we’ll update with more concrete news and details as soon as we know, but thought to give heads up now to folks.
INRF Staff
INRF & BiON Users,
As a reminder this Friday, April 13th at 1:00pm the INRF will be having a special Grand Reopening.
All are extremely encouraged to register and attend as in addition to new lab protocols and safety concerns applicable to all users, those in attendance will be able to take advantage of deep, deep, one-month user discounts and save big on reduced fees and even free lab access.
We would appreciate all current and past users in attendance, as well as any potential future users to come and help show your support of the facilities.  Folks from some of the highest levels on campus will also be attending and showing their support and we hope to see as many of you, the end-users there as well.
Direct Link to Register: www.surveymonkey.com/r/INRFBION

 

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

1:00 p.m. Program

4:00 p.m. Reception and Tours

CALIT2 Building Auditorium and Atrium | UC Irvine

Parking is available in the nearby Anteater Parking Structure. The cost to park is $10. 

Directions and Parking

 

Join us April 13 to learn about:

·     New and improved cleanroom capabilities

·     Discount pricing

·     Equipment upgrades

·     Revised user policy and safety procedures

·     Faculty super user experiences first hand

·     And more!

 

Be sure to register and attend to qualify for deep, deep one-month user discounts!

 

 

 

Agenda

 

1:00 pm

Welcome

G.P. Li, INRF director

 

1:05 pm

Campus Investment

Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research

Gregory Washington, engineering dean

 

1:15 pm

What’s New and Improved

G.P. Li

 

1:35 pm

Updated Policy & Safety Procedures

Jake Hess, INRF cleanroom manager

 

1:55 pm

The Forged System

Everardo Camacho, INRF consultant

 

2:15 pm

199/299 Student Programs

Steven Martinez, INRF engineer

 

 

2:30 pm

Company Partners with Equipment and Capabilities in INRF

 

 

3:30 pm

Super-Users Panel Discussion: Mark Chapman, Ilya Krivorotov and Andrei Shkel

 

4:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception with INRF Tours

 

 

 

 

2220 Engineering Gateway | info@inrf.uci.edu | (949) 824-8125 | inrf.uci.edu

 

STAY CONNECTED

 

Calit2@UC Irvine | 4100 Calit2 BuildingIrvine, CA 92697-2800

BiON Users,

TSS will be on-site at roughly 9:30AM tomorrow to finish re certifying some of the solvent benches in the BiON. Please be prepared to work around them allowing them to perform the work. It should be a minor amount of time per bench.

Thanks,

Staff

INRF & BiON Users,
As a reminder this Friday, April 13th at 1:00pm the INRF will be having a special Grand Reopening.
All are extremely encouraged to register and attend as in addition to new lab protocols and safety concerns applicable to all users, those in attendance will be able to take advantage of deep, deep, one-month user discounts and save big on reduced fees and even free lab access.
We would appreciate all current and past users in attendance, as well as any potential future users to come and help show your support of the facilities.  Folks from some of the highest levels on campus will also be attending and showing their support and we hope to see as many of you, the end-users there as well.
Direct Link to Register: www.surveymonkey.com/r/INRFBION

 

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

1:00 p.m. Program

4:00 p.m. Reception and Tours

CALIT2 Building Auditorium and Atrium | UC Irvine

Parking is available in the nearby Anteater Parking Structure. The cost to park is $10. 

Directions and Parking

 

Join us April 13 to learn about:

·     New and improved cleanroom capabilities

·     Discount pricing

·     Equipment upgrades

·     Revised user policy and safety procedures

·     Faculty super user experiences first hand

·     And more!

 

Be sure to register and attend to qualify for deep, deep one-month user discounts!

 

 

 

Agenda

 

1:00 pm

Welcome

G.P. Li, INRF director

 

1:05 pm

Campus Investment

Pramod Khargonekar, vice chancellor for research

Gregory Washington, engineering dean

 

1:15 pm

What’s New and Improved

G.P. Li

 

1:35 pm

Updated Policy & Safety Procedures

Jake Hess, INRF cleanroom manager

 

1:55 pm

The Forged System

Everardo Camacho, INRF consultant

 

2:15 pm

199/299 Student Programs

Steven Martinez, INRF engineer

 

 

2:30 pm

Company Partners with Equipment and Capabilities in INRF

 

 

3:30 pm

Super-Users Panel Discussion: Mark Chapman, Ilya Krivorotov and Andrei Shkel

 

4:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception with INRF Tours

 

 

 

 

2220 Engineering Gateway | info@inrf.uci.edu | (949) 824-8125 | inrf.uci.edu

 

STAY CONNECTED

 

Calit2@UC Irvine | 4100 Calit2 BuildingIrvine, CA 92697-2800

All,

 

In the coming weeks Ushio America, Inc. will be coming on-site to host a free of charge demo session of their  172nm Photo Bonding System that has been located in the BiON of Calit2.   The Ushio, Inc. bonder is a 172nm Photo Bonding System equipped with a UV lamp with an emission wavelength center at 172nm. This is a system that irradiates an object with 172nm light for a specified period of time. Objects to be irradiated can be joined and bonded on top of each other and pressurized using the bonding unit.

 

This free of charge demo session will include Ushio America, Inc. engineers bonding glass to PDMS, PDMS to PDMS, PMMA to PMMA, and COP to COP. The time and date of this session will depend on RSVPs so please RSVP if any interest to Steven Martinez at stevenm4@uci.edu so that we can begin coordinating the session.

 

For those interested in bonding additional materials beyond this list, we will also work to see if we can help demonstrate a successful bond with your samples. If interested, please review the additional links at the end of this message and send an email to Steven Martinez at stevenm4@uci.edu with a detailed description of the bond you hope to achieve with this system. Please include as many details as possible (sample dimensions, materials to be bonded, etc.) and send this email as soon as possible / well in advance of the demo session. Depending on interest levels for these additional bonds, either these additional bonds will be demonstrated/tested at the end of the demo session, or additional sessions for these specific applications will be scheduled.

 

Additional Links Below.

Presentation Slides from Summer 2017: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ushio-photobonding-technology.pdf

 

INRF/BiON SOP: http://www.inrf.uci.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/op-ushio-photo-bonding-system.pdf

 

Equipment YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QQW44U-sV4&feature=youtu.be

 

http://www.inrf.uci.edu/bion/

 

http://www.inrf.uci.edu/

 

Thank You,

 

 

Steven Martinez

stevenm4@uci.edu