Upcoming Facility Closure – Thursday June 18th

The NNF Cleanroom will be closed on Thursday June 18th due to Honeywell Gas Monitoring System reprogramming. The lab will reopen on Friday June 19th. 

Impact of CoVid-19 – Facility starting Phase 1 Re-Opening

We are happy to announce that the NNF will be starting a phased re-opening with processing being available to projects beyond critical research exceptions starting Tuesday May 19th, 2020.

There will be some changes to the way users access and work within the facility, however we are prioritizing the health and safety of all the staff and users while allowing research to restart. Please see the detailed Re-Opening Protocol that goes through all the procedures for how to apply for access to the facility, requirements for entering and exiting both the MRC and the NNF facilities, and safety expectations of the users.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if the NNF Staff can help you coordinate restarting your work. 

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN)

Nano is Everywhere #WonderChallenge

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), a collaborative program of North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Greensboro, is taking over the November Wonder Challenge to celebrate the Science Olympiad National Tournament coming to NC State in May 2020.
Take the “Nano is Everywhere” Wonder Challenge by identifying materials that consist of nanoparticles in your midst. Examples include titanium dioxide that is found in sunscreen and paint. Some naturally occurring nanoparticles include viruses and milk. Find creative ways to identify materials that are on the nanoscale and describe them in a quick video, or share a selfie with your “nano” discovery.
How To Enter:
⭐From now until November 25, find something in your midst that consists of nanoparticles.
⭐Snap a photo or quick video of your “nano discovery” and upload it to social media.
⭐Tag #WonderChallenge or #NanoIsEverywhere and @JSNN2907.
The top five entries will win the “Nano Wonder Prizepack.”  Learn more at www.scioly2020.com.


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


Important Upcoming Dates:



June 18th (Thur) :

Honeywell Gas Monitoring System Reprogramming

July 3 (Fri) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

July 18-21 (Sat – Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

October 17-20 (Sat – Tues) :

Quarterly Maintenance Shutdown – NNF Closed

November 26-27 (Thur – Fri) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed

December 24-31 (Thur – Thur) :

University Holiday – NNF Closed



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.

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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)”.