• Spin coater and vacuum hotplates
    Spin coater and vacuum hotplates
  • Spin Coating
    Spin Coating
  • Stylus Profilometer
    Stylus Profilometer

W.M. Keck Microfabrication Facility

The W. M. Keck Laboratory for the Fabrication of Microminiaturized Analytical Instrumentation (Keck Lab), a part of Chemical Services, provides ISU with access to microfabrication technologies. With its approximately 1,000 square feet of class 10/100 clean rooms, the Keck Laboratory supports all phases of microfabrication and its use in fields ranging from analytical chemistry to cell biology. Drawing from affiliates across campus and its resident support staff, expertise in micromechanics, microfluidics, microchip arrays, biology, chemistry, physics and microelectronics can be integrated in translating research ideas into experimental reality.

Research capabilities in the laboratory include developing microanalysis systems, chip-scale chromatography, microelectrode assemblies, biochips and cell culture platforms. The laboratory currently houses equipment for optical lithography, surface metrology (stylus profilometry), wet chemical etching, and plasma etching. The facility will soon expand to include wire bonding, thin film deposition and dry chemical etching capabilities. 

Location: 2831 Gilman Hall 

Contact: kecklab@iastate.edu

Office Hours: by appointment

Training: E-mail to schedule training between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekdays (excluding holidays) 

Hours: Access available 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. after completion of training