Controlled Environments January/ February 2016 Vol. 19 • No. 1
7 Research Lab Supports Multiple Disciplines
A look inside Purdue University’s nanotechnology cleanroom.
10 Ask Jan: IEST Update 2016
Get up to speed on ISO 14644.
13 The Basics of Fume Hood Exhaust Monitoring
A Q&A about the necessity of these systems in cleanrooms.
18 2020 Vision: The Future of Contract Manufacturing
What potentials and challenges lie ahead?
20 Ask the Facilities Gal: Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
Avoid the “ready, fire, aim” mentality of project management.
24 Cleanroom Monitoring Systems Product Showcase
14 Desiccator Cabinets and Cleanrooms
How clean is clean enough?
6 From the Editor
23 How It Works
26 Trending on the Web
27 Cleanroom Tip and Index
Desiccator materials come in all shapes and sizes – and degrees of cleanroom compatibility. Image: Terra Universal
Cover image: In the cleanroom at the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University student Jiawei Zhou uses an MJB- 3 alignment tool to align a pho-tomask to a silicon wafer. Once the mask is aligned to the wafer, an ultraviolet light is used to expose the wafer and transfer the pattern from the mask to
the wafer surface. Image: Purdue University photo/Charles Jischke