Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure

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.


October 29, 2018

UW Washington Nanofabrication Facility introduces higher resolution 3D printer

Yoda figure produced by nanoscribe

The Washington Nanofabrication Facility is excited to offer users access to the Nanoscribe 3D Printer, a cutting-edge lithography system that produces unique 3D structures with 500nm resolution. This two-photon laser writer allows for additive manufacturing and maskless lithography within the same device. Its high printing resolution gives users greater design freedom when creating very small, complex parts with intricate features. Moreover, the Nanoscribe uses a simple workflow to rapidly fabricate micro-sized parts from virtual 3D models.


August 1, 2018

OSU ATAMI tenant Inpria Commended for New Template by NSF

In response to industry demand, ATAMI tenant Inpria has developed a tin oxide template for extreme ultraviolet lithography. The new template makes features that are noticeably smaller than older template features. So far, the OSU startup has garnered $23.5 million in funding.


July 1, 2018

OSU ATAMI’s expansion meets demand for high-tech lab space in the Willamette Valley

Client demand causes ATAMI to add 24,000 square feet of tenant space. ATAMI continues to act as a facilitator for high-tech startups. Inpria and Valliscor, companies that both began at OSU, will take 9,000 and 5,000 square feet, respectively, and are leaving their old lab spaces and freeing up space for other tenants.


February 1, 2018

OSU ATAMI tenant eChemion poised for big markets

The advantages of flow batteries are offset by the downside of current approaches that are vulnerable to oxidation. With OSU-licensed technology, eChemion, a tenant company at ATAMI, overcomes this problem by optimizing the graphite materials used in the reactor core. eChemion’s approach extends battery life and reduces costs.


December 11, 2017

NanoES to Host 2018 Annual NSF NNCI Conference

The 3rd annual National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure conference will be at the University of Washington in September 13-14, 2018!


December 5, 2017

Making humanity’s challenges smaller and smaller: UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

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.