Facilities and Safety Manager: Dr. M. Scott Bradley
Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) manages major Shared Facilities - The Semiconductor Processing Laboratory, the PECVD Laboratory, the Synthesis Laboratory, Clean Room, and the Optical & Magnetic Resonance Characterization Laboratory. REMRSEC has also established close working relationships with four Associated Facilities. The Center works closely with the Colorado Fuel Cell Center, the Micro-integrated Optics for Advanced Bio-imaging and Control, the Golden Energy Computing Organization, the Electron Microscopy Laboratory, and the Atom Probe Development Laboratory. These laboratories, in conjunction with major facilities available at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), create a national resource for renewable energy research.
As part of its commitment to the REMRSEC, CSM has developed a new Device Fabrication Lab in Hill Hall. This lab will create central facilities in Hill Hall along with the Synthesis Lab and Chemical Vapor Deposition Lab that constitute a unique, co-located exploratory materials synthesis, deposition, and processing capabilities. The new lab has a Class 1000 clean room with photolithographic tools for substrates up to 3” (76 mm) diameter and features down to 2 um. It has an adjacent thin-film processing lab with processing equipment for making electronic devices. This new lab supports our PHGN/CHEN 435 and CHEN/PHGN?MLGN 535 Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing Laboratory class and support laboratory research.
Providing REMRSEC members, partners, and the larger research community access to shared, state-of-the-art synthesis, processing, computational, and characterization facilities for photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials, and fuel cell and ion transport membranes is central to the Center’s mission. Training users, particularly students, in the safe operation of these tools is an essential function of the Center connected to it’s educational mission.
Dr. M. Scott Bradley, REMRSEC Facilities Manager, overseas a REMRSEC Facilities wiki website. REMRSEC has research labs in three different buildings at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). These labs are available for use by REMRSEC projects, other CSM projects and external users. For more infomation, please visit http://remrsec-facilities.mines.edu.