Regional Facilities

CUNY Wide Core Facilities

On this website, you will find links to equipment by category or CUNY college. In addition, the database is searchable by keywords, using the search feature. For more information regarding fees, user policies, and hours of operation, please contact the Core Facilities managers directly. Their contact information is provided on each Core Facility’s page. 

CNI Clean Room at Columbia University

The CNI (Columbia Nano Initiative) Clean Room is dedicated to providing the instrumentation, technical expertise, and team-teaching environment to stimulate collaborative research in nanoscale technology. The facility supports the creation and evaluation of devices and materials with state of the art fabrication.

Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Brookhaven Nanofabrication Facility is dedicated to the processing of thin-film materials and devices. Core laboratory capabilities include high-resolution patterning by electron-beam and nanoimprint lithography methods, plasma-based dry etch processes, and material deposition.


MicroDevice Lab (MDL) at Stevens Institute of Technology

The multi-user Micro Device Laboratory (MDL) is housed within an 800 square feet clean room at Stevens.


Microelectronics Fabrication Center (MFC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Microelectronics Fabrication Center (MFC) at NJIT is a dynamic interface between research, business, and education. MFC’s class-10 and Class-1000 cleanroom facilities are equipped with cutting-edge micromachining technologies for fabricating MEMS, BioMEMS, and ACISs.


Microelectronics Research Laboratory at Rutgers University

The Microelectronics Research Laboratory closely works with researchers in academic, government and industry to help solve problems in multidisciplinary science and engineering and high-tech industry, to train students and to carry out advanced research in micro- and nano-optoelectronics, solid state devices and electronic materials. The capabilities of the laboratory include a dry processing area for plasma processing, thin film metallization and dielectric, thermal processing, ultraviolet lithography, nano-imprint and most recently atomic layer deposition.


Micro/Nano Fabrication Laboratory at Princeton University

The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials Micro/Nano Fabrication Laboratory is a shared research facility used by over 100 students, faculty, research staff, and industrial partners. Users work with variety of substrates to fabricate devices and structures for electronic, photonic, Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) and biological applications.


School of Engineering & Applied Science Cleanroom at Yale University

The SEAS Cleanroom is a Core science facility that is administrated by the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS), and is under the directorate of the Office of the Provost. We are located on the fifth floor of the Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center at 15 Prospect Street.


Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Pennsylvania

The Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Pennsylvania is a user facility serving the nanofabrication needs of the Penn community as well as those of external users. The recently-renovated 3,500 square-foot facility houses a 1,950 square-foot class 1,000 (ISO 6) cleanroom equipped with a set of tools that allow our users to perform a variety of fabrication steps.



Other Resources

DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers

The Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRCs) are a set of DOE Office of Science sponsored research user facilities available for use by the international science community to advance scientific and technical knowledge in the areas of nanoscale science.

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
   at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
   at Los Alamos & Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
   at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee

Center for Nanoscale Materials
   at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois

The Molecular Foundry
   at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California


National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) is a network of open nanotechnology laboratory user facilities, supported by the National Science Foundation. It is the successor to NNIN. Each NNCI site offers user access to a particular set of nanotechnology resources.


Nanofabrication National Cleanroom List

The good people at the Brigham Young University Cleanroom maintain a listing of most University Nanofabrication facilities in the United States. The site also maintains several useful references, including semiconductor properties, process recipes, optical references and many other valuable links.


nanoHUB is a site for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. The site hosts a rapidly growing collection of Simulation Programs for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser. In addition to simulation devices, nanoHUB provides Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Podcasts, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more.