Safety improvements approved for Solid State Electronics Lab
ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan Regents, at their June 17 meeting, approved the proposed safety improvements to the Solid State Electronics Laboratory.
“Replacement of the gas delivery piping system is necessary and expected for these types of corrosive gas systems,” said Robert Kasdin, U-M executive vice president. “The piping system replacement will be phased to allow the laboratory to remain in operation. In addition, the gas detection system will be replaced in conjunction with the replacement of the piping system.” The project is estimated to cost $2.5 million, with the project’s first phase estimated at $1.2 million.
“The laboratory, constructed in 1986, is critical to the educational and research programs at the College of Engineering and the leadership position the College holds in semiconductors and micro electromechanical systems.”