Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure

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!


May 23, 2019

MAF to host biomedical characterization workshop July 29-31

Workshop attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of surface characterization including commonly used methods and data analysis techniques. Lectures are accompanied by demonstrations on MAF instruments to provide attendees with a better understanding of the materials covered in workshop lectures.


April 11, 2019

UW Molecular Analysis Facility adds new Scanning Electron Microscope

The Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF), part of the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure, has added a new advanced Scanning Electron Microscope, the TFS Apreo-S with Lovac, system to their toolset. The system offers combined imaging detectors, an optional sTEM mode, and some image automation capabilities as well.


March 26, 2019

UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology

Senator Maria Cantwell and Microsoft President Brad Smith at the NQN Summit

The University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have joined forces in a new coalition to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology.


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