Becoming a member

The AMPEL Nanofabrication Facility is a fee-based service laboratory open to UBC and outside users. To gain access to the facility and for any other enquiries, please contact the manager, Mario Beaudoin, at 604-822-1853 or beaudoin “at” physics.ubc.ca. For safety reasons — people and equipment — access to the equipment is restricted to qualified users only. New users are expected to complete the cleanroom orientation course before being admitted into the lab (this assumes that they have followed the UBC chemical safety training course or equivalent). Completion of this orientation course however only gives access to the cleanroom — not its equipment. A qualification process is in place to ensure that new users get adequate training. UBC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research staff who have completed the orientation course need to contact the cleanroom manager who will coordinate their training. A superuser, for the equipment they have trained on will then test their knowledge and qualify them. The signed Qualification Forms are kept in a binder near the entry door and the manager keeps a copy for records. Qualified users are then entitled to reserve and use the equipment.

The qualification procedure for outside users is similar but is addressed on a case-by-case basis after discussion with the manager and, potentially, other UBC faculty members. Outside users are encouraged to contact the manager to discuss their needs and the proper procedure to gain access.

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Please read the following documentation for further details on the facility: