Catalyzing innovative, interdisciplinary, and industry-relevant research in the design, fabrication, and integration of scalable nano-engineered devices and systems at the University of Washington.
Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES) are developing solutions to grand challenges in nano science and engineering: the scalable, high-yield manufacture of nano-engineered systems in information processing, energy, health, and interconnected life.
NanoES links publicly accessible nanotechnology facilities at both UW and Oregon State University to the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) network, further expanding the breadth of equipment and expertise available to scientists with diverse research interests and needs. Together, UW and OSU facilities form the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NNI).
NNI facilities provide scientists and engineers in the region, across the country and around the world, with access to state-of-the-art tools, unique training resources, and specialized expertise in the design and fabrication of nanoscale materials, structures, devices and systems.
NanoES hosts the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) at UW, a full-service micro and nanotechnology user facility focused on enabling basic and applied research, advanced R&D, and prototype production.
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Nanoscience
Completed in 2017, the Nanoengineering and Sciences Building was designed to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary research through its 53,000 square feet of flexible, multipurpose laboratory and instrumentation space, active learning classroom, "incubator-style" office space, meeting rooms, and communal areas.
NanoES is seeking innovative, well-thought-out proposals to leverage this space.