News from the Labs

Service disruption: Keller Cleanroom and Lab Areas

The Keller cleanroom and Areas 1-3 will close at 7AM on Monday, September 18 for work on the mechanical systems supporting the Keller cleanroom. The work will be done by Facilities Management staff. Normally the work is completed such that the cleanroom can re-open sometime on Wednesday of that week. Watch for updates, and please plan your work accordingly. Note that the PAN cleanroom and labs will be open during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

MNC welcomes new staff member Laura Parmeter

The Nano Center recently hired Ms. Laura Parmeter as a member of the research support staff. Laura received her undergraduate degree in biology and physics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She was previously involved with research in particle astrophysics, collaborating with the Neutron Monitor group and IceCube, a neutrino detector at the South Pole, which culminated in an expedition to Antarctica in January 2016.  Laura reports that she is “…truly excited to be working with all of the users and staff here on campus.” Please help us welcome Laura to our staff.

Lab and Tool Training

Orientation sessions for the Keller cleanroom are held twice a month, on the first Wednesday (1 - 2 PM) and the third Thursday (10 -11 AM). Check with the MNC office in PAN 140 to confirm the day and time of the next orientation.

Orientation sessions for the PAN cleanroom are scheduled as demand requires, and are announced via web and email. Check with the MNC office in PAN 140 to confirm the day and time of the next PAN cleanroom orientation.

If you plan on using just the Nanomaterials or Bio-Nano labs, you need not attend these orientations. Schedule a lab orientation and training session directly with Jim Marti.


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New staff member Laura Parmeter.