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The FabLab is a Class 1000 research cleanroom located in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. The lab supports research and development programs in nano science and technology, micro-electromechanical systems, semiconductors, materials and devices for electronics, bioscience and bioengineering, and sensor/actuator systems. FabLab is open to users from across the university community as well as government and industry.

Classes in FabLab

The FabLab is not only used for work and research. We have a growing number of classes utilizing this state of the art facility giving students hands on experience learning the processes and techniques used to make our electronics and devices.

Click here to learn more about classes in the lab.

Using the lab

If you are interested in using the instruments in the lab please complete the steps on the Become a User page. Additionally, introduce yourself to the FabLab staff and discuss your project. This will allow us to understand your needs and develop a plan for your work or research.


The Main FabLab is open 24/7 with restricted after hours access between 8:00pm - 7:00am.

The Teaching Lab schedule will be posted once the current semester class schedule is completed.

Acknowledging NanoCenter and FabLab

The NanoCenter and FabLab need your help! Acknowledging the support given by the NanoCenter in your presentations and publications help us out tremendously.

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The STS DRIE is currently offline. A new motherboard for the compute has been ordered but not yet arrived.


The Trion RIE is up and on line for use as a replacement for the March Jupiter etcher.


POSTED 05/05/16 Oxford PECVD off-line due to pump failure.


Dicing Saw "A" vacuum switch doesn't releases vacuum. Use bolt in front of the chuck to remove vacuum.


The Raith is back online. It will be limited to 20 kV for the next week. Please use it gently.


POSTED11/18/15 Atomate Nano Wire growth system is currently set up for Silicon based growth only until further notice.


The Metra evaporator has a BG-1 thermal couple Vacuum gauge mounted on the top of the system control rack for monitoring pump down to cross over pressure. Please continue to cross over at 155mt.


H-J-Y Raman Microscope is running in FABLAB Exploratory room at present.

FabLab Contact Information


2302 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Important Contacts
Jim O'Connor301-405-5018
John Abrahams301-405-6664
Jon Hummel301-405-5017
Tom Loughran301-405-3642
Mark Lecates301-405-5197

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