NanoES Institute

June 27, 2017

Request for Proposals – NanoES Research Initiatives

The NanoES Institute offers 35,000 square feet of labs (including wet and optical space), offices, meeting rooms, communal areas, and extremely low vibration/EMI areas in a brand-new building. This space creates an opportunity to scale up ongoing research efforts with strong momentum and to create new, high-impact programs or shared instrumentation facilities. To this end, NanoES is announcing a request for proposals. We are seeking inventive, well-thought-out ideas to leverage this space for maximum effect including, but not limited to, new center efforts and hiring initiatives endorsed by department chairs.


April 24, 2018

Hal Holmes wins prestigious Schmidt Science Fellows award

Hal Holmes, a doctoral candidate of Bioengineering working with NanoES Director Karl Böhringer, has been selected as one of 14 Schmidt Science Fellows in the inaugural year of this prestigious program initiated by Eric and Wendy Schmidt. As stated on their website, the “Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to expand the horizons of the next generation…


April 3, 2018

NNCI promotional video – learn about the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

On YouTube: https://youtu.be/72ZXh-ESt3U


March 2, 2018

NanoES member wows judges at Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

David Younger, postdoctoral student of Eric Klavins, won the first prize in the innovation challenge for his company A-Alpha-Bio. Student entrepreneurs recently dazzled at the 2018 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. Intricate prototypes and innovative solutions to today’s health and healthcare problems were on display from twenty-two teams of…


February 9, 2018

NanoES Building is Finalist for Seattle DJC Building of the Year Award

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) has selected 12 finalists for the 2017 Building of the Year award. Cast your vote for NanoES here!


December 11, 2017

NanoES to Host Annual NSF NNCI Conference

The 2nd annual National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) conference took place at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, on October 16-17, 2017. All presentations, including the one from the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure site at UW/OSU, are posted on the NNCI website: http://www.nnci.net/nnci-annual-conference-october-2017. The 3rd annual NNCI conference will be at the University of…


December 6, 2017

Launch of the Institute for Nano-engineered Systems

via UW News: The University of Washington has launched a new institute aimed at accelerating research at the nanoscale: the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, or NanoES. Housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW’s Seattle campus, the institute will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine. Yet these…


November 17, 2017

University of Louisville Summer 2018 REU Opportunity

The University of Louisville, a partner in the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) network, is recruiting students in the interdisciplinary field of advanced micro/nano manufacturing engineering through exciting hands-on research projects with applications in healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing, security and the environment. Read the flyer for more information.


September 9, 2017

Online lecture on MEMS, micro and nanofabrication

The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has prepared a MOOC class on micro and nano fabrication for MEMS that will open soon in a self-paced mode. https://www.edx.org/course/micro-nanofabrication-mems-epflx-memsx-0 A teaser video is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=5fqRX9WMr0s The course contains video lectures on the theory of processes, shows video sequences taken in the EPFL cleanroom, includes practice and grading…


July 22, 2017

UW team develops fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries. They are in high demand for applications including electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers. But to realize these applications, supercapacitors need better electrodes, which connect the supercapacitor to the devices that depend on their energy. These…