Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

 

INRF Users,

On Tuesday 5/15/18, there will be some electrical work for RM 2315 and as such this room, as well as potentially several adjacent rooms will lose electrical power.

The STS, and the Hesse Wirebonder will definitely lose power and so will be offline this day.  Other tools in other nearby rooms on that side of the cleanroom may very likely be affected and offline also.

Please plan accordingly,

STAFF

STS Users,

As a reminder to our blog post from May 3, 2018, the STS will be down for 1 week as the wet pump is sent out for repair.  The tool will be offline from Fri May 18th – Fri May 25th , 2018 as shown on the Forged calendar.

Please plan accordingly.

Thanks,

STAFF

STS Users,

The STS’s wet mechanical pump is in much need of a PM as soon as possible. It will take the STS offline for 1 week.  We are planning to do this the week of May 23, 2018 or May 30, 2018.  Please plan accordingly and contact staff ASAP if any concern.

Thanks,

STAFF

INRF Users,

It appears Facilities Management corrected their issue with our lab compressed air. The system is back ONLINE allowing us to resume normal operation now that tools can are back online as well.

FYI, This includes the STS!

-STAFF

SPTS Users,

The SPTS has been taken offline for staff to troubleshoot the cooling water issue that is preventing normal operation of the tool.

Staff

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