Birck Nanotechnology Center

Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US - clean room
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US - clean room
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US - clean room
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US - clean room
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US - clean room security
Purdue Nanotechnology Center | West Lafayette, IN, US - clean room security
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Establishing Purdue as a national leader in nanoscale research, the Birck Nanotechnology Research Center has approximately 25,000-SF of cleanroom space, including a pharmaceutical-grade bio-cleanroom, the largest and cleanest at any U.S. university.

The lithography bay maintains less than two-tenths of a degree in temperature variation, with Class 1 particle control, a NIST-A vibration rating and low EMI levels. One pair of laboratories is set up for extreme vibration control, electromagnetic field (emf) shielding and temperature stability.

A separate laboratory complex within the building provides non-cleanroom capabilities for a wide variety of tasks from teaching to high-end microscopy.  

  • Type of Construction: New Construction
  • Size: 215,000 SF (19,970m2)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
  • Project Components: Atrium, Biology Laboratory, Cleanroom, Collaborative Space, Conference Room, Metrology Laboratory, Nanoscale Laboratory, Nanotechnology Incubator, Teaching Laboratory
  • Project Type: Academic Building, Controlled Environment, Critical Environment, Higher Education, Nanotechnology, Research Laboratory, Science + Technology
  • Related Projects: Academic, Architecture, Physical Sciences, Research, Science & Technology