Planning for Disaster: Designing a Cleanroom to Minimize Risk Should a Disaster Occur

By John Weaver

Purdue University

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John Weaver serves as the Facility Manager for the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University. He is responsible for the facility infrastructure, safety and training activities, and cleanroom and laboratory operations. John received his BS degree in Chemistry at Adrian College in 1972, and joined RCA Solid State Division in process engineering in the world’s first production CMOS fabrication facility. In 1975 he moved to Hughes Aircraft Company's Solid State Products Division in Newport Beach, California, where he continued his role in high-volume manufacturing-support engineering. In 1977, he moved to what is now Delphi Corporation in Kokomo, Indiana. During his career, John has been involved in a variety of roles in semiconductor process support, process development, and processing facilities development. John has published numerous papers in both the process development and contamination control fields, has two patents in process development, and authored a book and a book chapter in contamination control technology. He has taught a wide variety of industry short-courses, and is the recipient of the Willis J. Whitfield Award for contributions to the field of contamination control. He is a Senior Member of the Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology, President of the Indiana Chapter, member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the IEST, and is a Principal Member of the NFPA 318 committee, which writes fire standards for cleanrooms. He has been involved in the design, construction, and/or operation of more than 25 cleanrooms and clean facilities during his career.

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