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
Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania
“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”
–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania