Washington Nanofabrication Facility


The UW is currently in Phase 2 of Washington state’s Safe Start plan. To gain access to the WNF, all research groups, companies, and others must justify how they meet the research criteria outlined in the UW Office of Research’s guidance or the state’s safe start plan in an email or letter to WNF director Maria Huffman. Qualification under university or state guidelines does not guarantee access to the WNF and the WNF reserves the right to grant and revoke access at its discretion as resources, public health, safety, and other considerations warrant. Questions can be sent to wnfinfo@uw.edu.

WNF is an open-access, nanofabrication facility at the University of Washington. We are part of the UW Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES) and the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).

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We support basic and applied research, advanced R&D, and prototype production. Our large and distributed user base includes researchers and engineers from a variety of disciplines and sectors.

Encouraging the next generation of quantum pioneers

Five undergraduate and masters students received grants from the UW QuantumX initiative to fabricate nanoscale quantum devices at WNF.

New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions

A team led by Arka Majumdar, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at UW, has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. The device described in their October 4 article in the journal Science Advances was fabricated using our Nanoscribe GT two-photon lithography system. Says Majumdar, “No one has really made a device like this before with this set of capabilities.”