Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure

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.


August 31, 2020

AVS Webinar: Surface Characterization of Biomaterials with X-rays & Ion Guns

The MAF will be offering a webinar through AVS on ‘surface characterization of biomaterials with x-rays & ion guns’ on September 16, 2020.


August 25, 2020

UW nanotechnology infrastructure gets a boost from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Washington and Oregon State University a five-year, $5 million grant to advance nanoscale science, engineering, and technology research in the Pacific Northwest. Known as the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NNI), the UW and OSU partnership is one of 16 sites in the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program providing researchers from academia and industry access to leading-edge fabrication and characterization tools at university facilities.


June 12, 2020

NNCI Anti-Racism Town Hall

The NNCI Diversity Subcommittee will host an online Town Hall to help draw out concerns, stories, best practices, and successes related to combating racism in shared nanotechnology user facilities. Register for the event here.


October 10, 2019

NCI-Southwest WEBINAR – Integrated Nanophotonics: The Transition to High-Volume Manufacturing and Implications for Workforce Education

NCI-Southwest is co-hosting a webinar on Integrated Nanophotonics: The Transition to High-Volume Manufacturing and Implications for Workforce Education. Presented by Professor Robert Geer, SUNY Polytechnic on October 17 at 1 PM ET. Register!


October 9, 2019

Celebrating National Nanotechnology Day: A Conversation with Dan Ratner

It’s National Nanotechnology Day! Celebrate by listening to our very own Dan Ratner, UW Professor of Bioengineering, on this week’s podcast from the National Nanotechnology Initiative as he talks about his passion for sharing the awesome power of nanotechnology with the next generation of scientists and engaged citizens.


October 8, 2019

NNCI Photo Contest

In honor of National Nanotechnology Day on October 9th, the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) is hosting the Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom image contest. Referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” this image contest celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale.


August 23, 2019

Semiconductor and Solar Industry Veteran named UW Washington Nanofabrication Facility Director

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Maria Huffman is the new WNF director! Huffman joins WNF from Lund University in southern Sweden, where she was the director of the Lund Nano Lab (LNL), an open-access nanofabrication facility serving researchers at the university, in the region, and beyond. Previously, Huffman spent over 30 years working in the semiconductor and solar industries in a variety of research and development as well as manufacturing roles.


July 16, 2019

Molecular Analysis Facility is hiring!

The MAF is looking for a research scientist/engineer to support general materials characterization with optics related systems (laser systems, confocal, etc). The full job description and application instructions can be found here.


July 8, 2019

Washington Nanofabrication Facility is hiring!

WNF currently has two open positions – Equipment Manager – Job Description & ApplicationNanofabrication Engineer / Equipment Service Engineer – Job Description & Application Follow the links above to view detailed job descriptions and to apply!


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