Penn State Nanofab Facilities


The Penn State Nanofab facilities, supported through the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), consists of approximately 6000 square feet of clean room space and over 3000 square feet of supporting non-clean lab space. The facility makes available specialized instruments and technical support in areas that mirror Penn State’s faculty research strengths, including chemical and molecular-scale nanotechnology; electronics, optics, and MEMS; materials and physical sciences; and education.  The technical staff have made significant progress in transitioning nanoscale materials synthesis, chemical and molecular film patterning and deposition, complex ferroelectric oxide thin film deposition, and device fabrication processes from leading PSU research centers and faculty labs to the open-access user facility.


William Mansfield, Director of Operations

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