AGI, Abbie Gregg, Inc.
  Georgia Institute of Technology | Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Microscopy and Imaging Center
     
  Project Features:
> Marcus Nanotechnology Center- 41,000 NSF, 2 floors of cleanroom with partial subfab, Imaging suite adjacent to subfab
> The microscopy suite includes 7 Electron microscope rooms, TOF SIMS room, an Xray room and a prep lab.
  > FEI Nova Nanolab 200 FIB/SEM
  > Hitachi HT7700 TEM
  > IONTOF Time-of-Flight SIMS
  > Kratos XPS
  > Thermo K-Alpha XPS
  > Zeiss Ultra60 FE-SEM
  > Hitachi SU8230
  > Zeiss Libra 200 CA
  > FEI Titan 60-300
  > Zeiss Merlin
  > Zeiss Orion NanoFab
  > Zeiss Auriga 60
  > Omicron
  > FEI Quanta 200 3D
  > Zeiss SUPRA 55VP
  Project Location:
> Atlanta, Georgia
   
  Design Architect:
> WSP Architects fka Smith Carter
   
  Project Size:
> Approximately 6,500 sq. ft.
   
  Professional Services Provided:
> 2013 - 2014
   
  Project Status: 
> Center Complete and Open
   
   
   
  Services Provided by AGI for Project:
> AGI benchmarked other successful imaging projects and assisted the Architect to optimize the tool layout and room design. The existing space had many constraints including height, existing utilities and adjacent MEP equipment rooms. The tool requirements were very stringent for temperature control, Vibration, EMI and Acoustical noise.
> AGI provided the Imaging certification and acceptance testing spec, coached the commissioning team and reviewed results, which were successful.
> Design Review/Assist:
  > Microscopy / Imaging Laboratory functionality
  > HVAC and mechanical piping design
  > EMI, Vibration and Acoustics
  > Electrical and Structural design
  > Accessibility and maintainability of critical mechanical equipment serving the labs.
  > Recommended approach for lab fit-up and tool hook-up.
   
  Building Uses:
> Formally opened in April of 2009, the Marcus Nanotechnology building serves to enable interdisciplinary research in nanoscience, nanoengineering, microelectronics, integrated optoelectronics, MEMS, and BioMEMs. The Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center (MRC) houses a Microscopy and Imaging Center. The Microscopy and Imaging Center provides significant research capability for the development of nano-science and nanotechnology in the emerging field of biotechnology. Typical applications for imaging scopes include visualization of nano-particles, 3D surface mapping and nano-lithography. The design creates a series of suites with separate control and utility rooms within the new Microscopy Center. Each suite houses a specific type of high tech innovative imaging tool in an environment that showcases the product and facilitates researcher interaction.
   
  Key AGI Personnel:
> Abbie Gregg, Lab Consultant
> Craig Rossrucker, Lab Consultant
> Mark Alavi, PE, Process Engineering
> Dorothy Machorro, Lab Planner