Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure


April 22, 2022

UW NanoES announces awardees of Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure seed grants

The Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES) announced the award of four seed grants in support of the use of nanotechnology tools to develop new, innovative technologies and devices. Awardees will receive up to $10,000 to carry out work in the UW’s Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) and the Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF), key nanotechnology facilities in the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure, which is one of 16 sites in the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program.

January 11, 2022

NNCI announces new funds for student entrepreneurs

The NSF-funded US National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) announces its 2022 Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge (NTEC). NTEC fosters student-led entrepreneurship at NNCI-affiliated sites with an emphasis on developing nano-enabled solutions to global sustainability challenges.   Winning teams will receive cash or in-kind support and mentorship to help develop their concept. Teams can also participate in the Virtual NTEC Accelerator…

January 10, 2022

Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure announces new seed grants

To support the use of nanotechnology tools to develop innovative, new technologies, the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NNI) is offering seed grants to new, first-time users for work to be conducted in our fabrication or characterization facilities. These grants are designed to help users build and characterize prototypes, obtain preliminary results and conduct proof of concept studies. NNI…

October 6, 2021

OSU startup Inpria nets $514M acquisition for trailblazing chemical manufacturing

Inipria, a major user of OSU NNI facilities, makes metal oxide photoresists, key materials for extreme ultraviolet exposure processes that allow semiconductor manufacturers to make smaller processing chips.

September 12, 2020

Atomic Force Microscopy Virtual Workshop Sept 23-24

The University of Washington’s Molecular Analysis Facility (an NNCI facility) and Washington Clean Energy Testbeds in conjunction with Oxford Instruments Asylum Research are hosting a two-day atomic force microscopy (AFM) virtual workshop (September 23-24) on applications of AFM characterization for 2D materials, semiconductors, clean energy materials and dynamic biological processes such as protein assembly. Each day features talks from expert applications scientists at Asylum Research and UW researchers as well as a hands-on demonstration of Asylum Research AFMs.