Office of Research

Nanotech User Facility


The NanoTech User Facility (NTUF) houses leading-edge instruments for characterization and fabrication at the micro- and nanoscales. Imaging tools include a field-emission scanning transmission electron microscope (S/TEM) with tomography capability, a field-emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy-dispersed spectrometry, a laser scanning confocal microscope, a Raman confocal microscope, a fluorescence microscope, and two Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs). Fabrication tools include a fully equipped soft lithography shop and electron beam lithography capability in the SEM.

Core Services Offered

The NTUF is available to both academic and industrial users nationwide. Our staff has designed and implemented training programs that allow users from different disciplines to master the operation of our sophisticated tools after a few hour-long training sessions. The facility is accessible to qualified users on a 24/7 basis. In addition, our experienced team can perform projects for remote users and provides a variety of micro- and nanofabrication services.

Funding Information:

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) 2004--2014

Reporting Structure:

Molecular Engineering Director

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Science, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Department of Biochemistry,
College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Materials Science & Engineering,
School of Medicine, Department of Genome Sciences, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Department of Microbiology, Center for Nanotechnology

External Partners:

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Center Details

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Director: Baneyx, Francois
Location: Fluke 215
Year Started: 2004
Administrator / Program Manager: Carter, Mack
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Chemical Engineering 
Faculty Involvement: 134