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