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Important Announcements

Oxford ICP Installed

A new ICP etcher for III-V etches (GaAs, InP, GaN) has been installed: Oxford_ICP_Etcher_(PlasmaPro_100_Cobra)

Contact the supervisor for training. // John d 08:00, 30 September 2021 (PDT)

New UC system-wide Flu Vaccine mandate

The UC Office of the President has issued an executive order making influenza vaccinations mandatory for all UC students and employees. The order, effective throughout the 2021-22 flu season, requires that all students and faculty and staff members who live, learn or work on any UC campus or want to access any UC facilities attest that they have received a flu vaccination, or have chosen to decline a vaccination, no later than November 19. Declining the vaccination will require use of masks indoors throughout the flu season.

All facility users are covered under this mandate. //Thibeault 11:26, 27 October 2021 (PDT)

Holiday Shutdown

The Nanofab will be closed from Friday, December 24th at 6pm until Monday, January 3rd at 6a. We will be performing our yearly preventative maintenance. Users will not be allowed in the lab during this time. //Hopkins a 13:00, 5 November 2021 (PDT)

New COVID Protocols

All facility users and visitors are now required to have masks on while indoors in shared spaces. This includes shared offices, hallways/corridors, and all shared laboratory spaces. Masks will be worn in all laboratories at all times and in all shared office spaces at all times.

This direction applies to all vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons.

Outdoor policies remain unchanged

Surgical style masks or KN95 masks are appropriate for cleanroom use. Cloth masks may be used in non-cleanroom spaces.

See the full policies at COVID-19_User_Policies

// Hopkins a 08:14, 6 August 2021 (PDT)

Weekly Testing strongly urged for UCSB Students/Staff

Free weekly COVID testing is available to UCSB Staff, Faculty and Students. UCSB employees are strongly urged to sign up for weekly testing, which takes only minutes, is administered on-campus and is free of charge.

Weekly recurring appointments can be made at the Student Health website:

The Chancellor's memo to campus with details can be found here. // John d 06:20, 16 November 2020 (PST)

NanoFab COVID Protocols

The most recent COVID Protocols can be found at COVID-19_User_Policies.

// John d 15:00, 19 July 2020 (PDT)