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To meet the needs of the public and campus the following resources have been created by and in association with the Center for Nanotechnology.
The NanoTech User Facility at the Center for Nanotechnology was established in 1998 to provide the Pacific Northwest nanotechnology community with access to advanced charaterization and nanofabrication tools. In 2004, NTUF expanded its role to national level by becoming one of thirteen nodes of the NSF sponsored National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). The mission of NTUF within NNIN is to provide access to emerging nanoscale tools with an emphasis on the applications of nanotechnology in biology and life sciences.
The University of Washington Microfabrication Facility is open to academic and industry product developers. With cleanroom processes primarily silicon substrates, although the MFF also has experience with silicon on sapphire, quartz, compound semiconductors and other less common materials. The wafer size for most equipment is 4", but the MFF also processes wafers from 3" to 8". Wafer thickness vary from 200 micron to 1 mm substrates. Some clients utilize other materials such as piezoelectrics, polymers, and photonic materials.
UW Coral is a central schedule access point for research equipment at the UW. Currently housing the schedules for the MFF and NTUF this web based system with low cost IP I/O switching provides a seamless user experience between user facilities by handling equipment scheduling, equipment interlocks, accurate billing, reports, and a unique user file transfer that follows lab users. For more information or inquiries please contact, Konrad Schroder.
The Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Student Association (NaNSA) promotes interdisciplinary interactions among students from different disciplines and supports the Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering education programs at the University of Washington. NaNSA develops and coordinates interactions between industry and the Center, invites special seminar speakers, and engages students in outreach activities.
The Nanotechnology Mentorship Program was Developed in the fall of 2001 in cooperation with The Center for Nanotechnology and Center for Workforce Development. Its primary objective is to serve the student population through positive social, professional, and academic networking, occupational guidance, student retention, informational programs and providing students with positive role models. In addition, the mentorship program serves a diverse student population including graduate students from nine interdisciplinary fields. Students are encouraged to participate in the multi-faceted aspects of the program, which are comprised of the mentor and mentee relationship, industry speakers and department luncheons.
Educational Materials is a brief collection of links and projects to help educators in the classroom with a brief introduction to Nanotechnology.
Minority Recruiting has information is intended to assist departments in their efforts to identify prospective minority graduate students. General recruitment principles as well as campus-based and national resources for minority student recruitment are included
Office Links is a campus resource list for staff to help with the daily function of our UW Office and has become a popular resource for others.
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