Washington Nanofabrication Facility


As of July 19th, WNF is fully open for business. All users, new and existing, are required to provide proof of vaccination status in order to gain or maintain access. For more information, please see the WNF Site-Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan.

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.”