New Weekend Access Policy for NNF

Effective immediately, NNF card access will be disabled for all users starting at 8pm every Friday, and reactivated at 8am every Monday.  This is to prevent unauthorized use of NNF over the weekend.

Those users who have been pre-approved to work on a given weekend can receive a temporary access card from Dr. Barletta in MRC 246.  Please be sure to bring your “buddy” with you to pick up your card, as Dr. Barletta will not hand over an access card to an individual without their buddy.

Reminder: the form to be used for requesting weekend access is located here:

Please contact Dr. Barletta with any questions. 

Thank you.


EHS Chemical Waste Management Training Required by March 1st, 2018

NCSU requires mandatory training for ALL USERS OF THE NNF (academic users, including students taking classes in the NNF, industry users and staff).

New EPA regulations take effect March 1, 2018. Current chemical waste handling procedures and on-line waste submission process and software have been modified to meet these new federal and state requirements. Due to these changes, training for all persons who work in or support a laboratory is required prior to March 1, 2018.   Training for all persons in a non-laboratory setting who generate or handle waste chemicals is required by March 1, 2018.  Options for obtaining this training, dates and locations, and further details can be found at

Click on Preregistration.
Select “Online Laboratory Chemical Waste Management Training

Once completed, you will receive the certification document by e-mail. Please send the certification to Dr. Philip Barletta (, Marcio Cerullo ( and Nicole Hedges (



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


March 31 :

Centennial Campus Power Outage

April 14-17 :

MRC Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed No Access

April 16 :

User Meeting 1-2:30

All Users expected to attend. The NNF will be closed at this time due to the MRC Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown

Presentation by John Collins of EHS, who will be presenting on the NCSU Hazard Review Program and SOP Development.

May 28 :

University Holiday – NNF in After-Hours Status

July 4 :

University Holiday – NNF in After-Hours Status

July 7-10 :

MRC Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed No Access

Sept 3 :

University Holiday – NNF in After-Hours Status

October 6-9 :

MRC Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed No Access

October 8 :

User Meeting – Time TBD

November 22-23 :

University Holiday – NNF in After-Hours Status

December 24-Jan 1 2019 :

University Holiday – NNF Closed No Access

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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)”.