Drexel University’s Centralized Research Facilities housed within the Bossone Research Enterprise Building include instrumentation for scanning and transmission electron and focused ion beam microscopy and lithography, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron-beam and polymer imprint lithographies, and state-of-the-art X-ray diffraction facilities.
The CRF represents the only user facility in the region for the study of ultrafast and terahertz science and technology, with major instruments acquired through the support of the National Science Foundation. With the support of a recently awarded $1.2M NSF infrastructure grant, a renovation of the Drexel cleanroom for nano- and micro-fabrication is underway. Occupying ~6000 ft2 on Drexel’s main campus, instruments, training activities and analytic services are supported by three full-time PhD staff scientists to a regional user base of hundreds of users from academia and industry.
Jonathan E Spanier, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Associate Dean | College of Engineering
NTI: Signs of Success
NTI research programs have been extremely successful at publishing in peer-reviewed journals, resulting in more than 820 articles.
In addition, NTI researchers have been awarded more than 200 federal grants totaling more than $150 million.