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 director, Kostis Michelakis, at 604-827-3228 (kostis.michelakis “at” or Mario Beaudoin at 604-822-1853 (beaudoin “at” 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. Qualified users will then be given access to reserve and use the equipment through the online access booking software.

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


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