NNF Open Saturday March 16, 9am-5pm

The NNF will be open for additional processing hours on Saturday March 16th from 9-5. There will be staff onsite, so the hours will  be considered standard hours rather than After-Hours. All processes should be available. Please make reservations on tools through the Mendix system as normal. 


NNF All Hands Meeting – Monday April 8th

The NNF will be closed for the Quarterly Maintenance shutdown from Saturday April  6th – Tuesday April  9. During that time we will be holding an All Hands Meeting on Monday, 3/8, from 1-2 in MRC 136. 


RTNN Student Ambassador Program

Open to all NC State, Duke, and UNC undergraduate and graduate students.

• Lead nanotechnology outreach activities for K-12 students
• Demonstrate scanning electron microscopy at local schools
• Give RTNN facility tours to university guests
• Participate in RTNN campus-wide events like NanoDays

To apply: Send one page statement of interest and a resume to rtnanonetwork@ncsu.edu
For more info, please visit: go.ncsu.edu/rtnnstudent
Application deadline: February 18, 2019


New Lab Management System Active

The NNF has transitioned over to the Univeristy Lab Management system, Mendix, for all tool reservations, tool logins, and billing. EUTS is temporarily still available on line to reference previous work; however, no new usage will go through the EUTS terminals. Users will still need to log into equipment at the lab terminal computers to satisfy interlocks and then log out when work is complete to both shut off equipment and stop the billing window.

This system in accessible from any web browser at labs.ncsu.edu or go.ncsu.edu/labs. We have also created a direct link button, below in the Welcome section, called ‘Mendix Login.’

The Lab Management system is part of the dual authentication structure for NCSU students/staff/faculty so a few steps are required before the first time you want to either reserve or use equipment.

External users will always need to go into the system through the Guest Login. If you use other service centers on campus then you can log in the same way to use the NNF. If you are new to the system, you will need to reset your password on your first visit. Here are instructions on this procedure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EvxnQI9sI6HkSgmbeuAqUfr3-eEL0Ht2w_kVxWUO79g.

Internal NCSU users will also need to reset their passwords in the Mendix system so that they can access equipment through the lab terminals without dual authentication. Here are instructions on this procedure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-f3Vd68dKsLywU2sARx67u0U67Lj4bhWk0pAWbPXejM.

Once you have reset your password you will be able to access equipment from any terminal computer in the lab facility by using the Guest Login. Here are instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13hJkD7qZm7fvv9iI0GgQj1RTRhAvyG_oojae_1rMX6c.



The NCSU Nanofabrication Facility provides users with a broad range of nanofabrication capabilities to support a diverse set of projects.

The facility houses virtually all standard thin film processing tools. The facility serves as a melting pot for a community of top-notch researchers from academia, government labs and industry representing a variety of disciplines.

The vast majority of users prefer to come on-site for hands-on access to the facility. Users with well-defined projects can also have their work performed by our experienced staff.

Important Upcoming Dates 2019


April 6-9 (Saturday – Tuesday) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

May 27 (Monday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 4 (Thursday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 6-9 (Saturday – Tuesday) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

September 2 (Monday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

October 5-8 (Saturday – Tuesday) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

November 28-29 (Thursday and Friday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

December 23-27 (Monday – Friday) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed


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We are requesting all users to include the following statement in their publications to acknowledge NNF’s contribution to their research:

“This work was performed in part at the NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF), a member of the North Carolina Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), which is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant ECCS-1542015) as part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)”.