NanoBio Systems Lab.
The NanoBio Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University is directed by the PI and consists of a 1000 sq. ft. facility in the ground floor of Zachry Engineering Center. The laboratory houses various polymer micro and nanofabrication equipments and a microfluidic experimental station. The laboratory houses a hot embossing station for polymer microfabrication and nanoimprinting, a PDMS micromolding station, UV photopolymerization station, an electroforming station for thick metal structures, one chemical hood and two laminar flow hoods. The microfluidic experimental station is capable of running fluidic experiments under a light/fluorescent microscope and a syringe pump placed on a vibration-free table. The lab is equipped with de-ionized water, vacuum, and nitrogen systems. The facilities in this laboratory are being used for designing, fabricating, and testing various micro and nano scale fluidic devices and systems for biological applications.
Institute of Solid State Electronics (ISSE) Cleanroom
The Institute of Solid State Electronics (ISSE) cleanroom at Texas A&M is a new 5000 sq. ft. class 100 and 1000 cleanroom, located in the Jack E. Brown building. The facility houses state of the art micro and nano fabrication equipments (Mask aligner, spinner, metal evaporator, RIE, PECVD, oxidation/diffusion furnaces, wire bonder, dicing saw, polisher) and various analysis equipments (Microscope, profilometer, ellipsometer, probe station). The facility has multiple chemical hoods and laminar hoods and is equipped with in-house de-ionized water, vacuum, and nitrogen.
Material Characterization Facility (MCF)
The Material Characterization Facility (MCF) located in the 3rd floor of the Jack E. Brown building has various fabrication equipments (Mask aligner, spin coater, RIE, metal evaporator, wire bonder) and Characterization equipments (XPS, nanoindenter, 3D microscope, profilometer, and a confocal microscope).
Microscopy and Imaging Center (MIC)
The Microscopy and Imaging Center (MIC) at Texas A&M is another multiuser facility that has multiple confocal and fluorescent microscopes, three SEMs, an AFM, and two TEMs. The PI has access to this facility. The Biomedical Engineering Department has a common cell culture facility equipped with bio-hoods, incubators, fluorescent microscopes.
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)
This core top down fabrication facility for nanodevices is a multi user open facility for members of Texas A&M University. The center equipped with a Class 100 cleanroom houses a JEOL T330 E-beam lithography for various nanometer scale fabrication.