The new home for CBM2 and the Soper research group is the new Integrated Science Building (ISB) on the University of Kansas campus. The ISB is a 300,000 sq. ft. facility with research laboratory space for faculty in Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular Biosciences. Prof. Soper’s new laboratory space has 4,500 sq. ft. of space with molecular biology, single-molecule laser spectroscopy, and wet chemistry as well as office space for the Soper team and visiting scholars to CBM2. The ISB cleanroom consists of 6,500 sq. ft. of usable space, comprised of class 100, class 1,000 and class 10,000 space. This new KU Nanofabrication Facility provides capabilities for photolithography, plasma (dry) etching, wet etching, metal and dielectric material thin film deposition, electron microscopy, ellipsometry, and device characterization, laser ablation and engraving, 3D printing, and CNC machining. In addition, the facility has numerous microscopes for general inspection of chips, ovens and furnaces, a dedicated gas storage room with safety cabinets, 4N house nitrogen in each room, ultrapure water, dedicated process fume hoods and filtered lighting for photolithography. The facility also has equipment for hot embossing, and nanoimprinting. New ion beam and electron microscopes are being added to the ISB. Finally, a new injection compression molding machine is being installed into ISB for molding microscale and nanoscale structures.
The Park research group is located in the newly-renovated and expanded Patrick F. Taylor Hall (PFTH) at Louisiana State University, within the Materials and Manufacturing laboratory of Mechanical Engineering. The Materials and Manufacturing laboratory has a total of 6,699 sq. ft. shared between 7 faculty members working on Materials and Manufacturing research areas. In addition to office space for the Park team, Dr. Park is also assigned two satellite laboratory spaces of 500 sq. ft. each within the Materials and Manufacturing laboratory, where a modular clean tent of the class 100,000 is placed for nanoimprint lithography and related processes. An electroplating system and thermal fusion bonding system will also be located here, and an injection molding machine located within the Mechanical Engineering Machine Shop.
Please view the photo galleries for photos of these new laboratory spaces: