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A Small Gift to Dr. Loh Makes a Big Hit

UMD president Dr. Wallace Loh (center) receives a set of personally engraved gold-coated silicon wafers, key components of semiconductor and micro-machine fabrication. The wafers, created by Maryland NanoCenter staff, shows logos of the other Big Ten Schools, of which University of Maryland is the newest school, around the central disk.

NanoCenter FabLab

Our class 1000 clean room is open to all faculty, students, researchers, government labs and companies.

The FabLab staff have combined over 100 years of fabrication experience using standard techniques for deposition, lithography and metrology.

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NanoCenter AIMLab

The AIMLab gives researchers the capability to visualize and characterize their research by utilizing the lastest in SEM and TEM technology. Our staff can train you to use our equipment or handle the job for you.

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Nanoscience Education

The Materials Science and Engineering Deptartment offers an Intro to Nanotechnology (ENMA181) 1 credit course to give insight to this tiny world. Additionally, an Interdisciplinary Minor can be earned by students from Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry.

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Want to Use Our Facilities?

The NanoCenter labs include the FabLab and AIMLab. In addition to these resources, access to other shared equipment are located in partner labs accross campus to cover the gamut of research necessities.

We strive to deliver high quality tools, advice and service to our entire research community. If you are interested in doing research in one of our labs, then click here for more information.

About the NanoCenter

The Maryland NanoCenter is the hub of a network of interdisciplinary researchers, faculty, labs, and organizations with the goal of advancing the knowledge and understanding of all things nano.

This website is here for information on our efforts, encourage collaborations, and facilitate our current users. While you are here, you can use this website to:

Recent Publications

  • 1. Magnetotransport in nanocrystalline SmB6 thin films
    Jie Yong, Yeping Jiang, Xiaohang Zhang, Jongmoon Shin, Ichiro Takeuchi, Richard L. Greene
    AIP Advances, 2015-07, 5 (7), pp.077144
    doi: 10.1063/1.4927398
  • 2. Simultaneous MEMS-based electro-mechanical phenotyping of breast cancer
    Hardik J Pandya, Kihan Park, Wenjin Chen, Marina A. Chekmareva, David J. Foran, Jaydev Desai
    Lab Chip, 2015-07, (), pp.
    doi: 10.1039/C5LC00491H
  • 3. Bubble-free electrokinetic flow with propylene carbonate
    Deepa Sritharan, Abraham Simpson Chen, Prabhath Aluthgama, Bilal Naved, Elisabeth Smela
    ELECTROPHORESIS, 2015-07, (), pp.n/a-n/a
    doi: 10.1002/elps.201400443

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