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    UCLA California NanoSystems Institute

    Los Angeles, CA

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The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is a research center at UCLA whose mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanosystems. CNSI members who are on the faculty at UCLA represent a multi-disciplinary team of some of the world's preeminent scientists. The work conducted at the CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanosystems-related research including Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine and Information Technology. Pan-Pacific performed 180,000 square feet of Tennant Improvement work for CNSI at UCLA which opened in 2007. This seven-story facility houses wet and dry laboratories including 1,400 feet of high-purity, stainless steel, orbitally-welded specialty gas piping which provided the University the flexibility to change the deliverable gasses to meet their needs.  Pan-Pacific installed and coordinated the alarm system and leak detection systems for the highly-explosive and hazardous gasses which would be utilized throughout the facility for scientific experiments.  Additionally, the facility contains three floors of core facilities with equipment including class 100 and 1,000 clean rooms for projects led by CNSI and other faculty.