Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

BiON Users,

The 3 wet etch rooms are currently temporarily offline as staff looks further into the lab bench re-certifications. You may notice the electronic keycards not allow access into these 3 wet etch rooms as a result.


INRF Users,

Facilities will be performing work in the INRF between July 28, 2017 and September 20, 2017 that will cause partial and/or full shutdown of equipment, rooms, and possibly the entire lab.  Details are currently being worked out and as further details are known we will post updates here on the Blog as well as on the Forged system as and when appropriate.

INRF Staff


INRF Users,
The IRNF lab compressed air issue has been resolved. This facility item is back Online.
INRF Staff
INRF Users,
Today there was a blown cylinder head on one of the compressors for the lab compressed air.  As a result the lab compressed air is down and OFFLINE.  It looks like this will be the case at least until Monday 7/17/17 but it could be offline for another week or more.  We can update again as soon as we know more.
INRF Staff

Facilities Management will be conducting leak checks on the compressed air system this Saturday (06/24). This will affect some of tools in the lab so please plan accordingly.

INRF & BiON  Users and Affiliates,

This years’ mandatory All Hands meeting  will be held on Wednesday, June 28th 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Calit2 Auditorium.  Please see the attached flyer for the event here: 2017 All Hands Flyer

A pizza lunch for all attendees to the meeting will follow afterwards starting at approximately 11:30AM.

The INRF and BiON annual All Hands meeting is a chance for all affiliates of the facilities to come and hear about the latest news and updates found within our labs.  This event will include short presentations from collaborating industry partners that bring with them exciting opportunities housed in our clean rooms.  New and exciting equipment and/or process technologies recently installed or coming soon into the lab spaces will also be presented.  EH&S will also present and discuss relevant safety information that will serve invaluable to all users.  This event is mandatory for all Users in the facility.

Please RSVP to and in the subject line please use “RSVP All Hands”.

Thank You,

INRF Staff

Security came by this morning and repaired the key reader so you can now enter through the backdoor. Let us know if you experience any problems.

As some of you already know, the back entry INRF stairwell key-reader is not working. We are current working with Facilities to get this repaired but have not yet heard back with a date. In the meantime if you need access to the INRF after hours, please go through Calit2.

Facilities will be doing their annual DI water maintenance on both the INRF & BION cleanrooms next week. Anything that uses Di will be affected so plan accordingly.

BION: Monday & Tuesday (12-13th)

INRF: Thursday & Friday (15-16th)

The MA6 will be taken offline this Monday to change out the lamp and should be back up on Tuesday.

Today in the inorganic area of the BION, TSS and EH&S are conducting a training exercise. We are not shutting these rooms down but be aware that there could be up to 12 people in the room with you while you work. This will be going on from 8:30am – 11:30 and 12:30pm – 3:30pm today.