The Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) at the University of Washington (UW) is a micro and nanotechnology user facility that supports fabrication efforts for basic and applied research, advanced research and development, and prototype production.
Recently renovated, WNF maintains an ISO Class 5-7 clean room and is the largest publicly accessible fabrication facility in the region with 15,000 square feet of laboratory, clean room, and user spaces. Users have access to a substantial, and continually updated, array of tools for fabricating novel micro- and nanoscale structures and devices. In addition to offering essential and heavily-used processing capabilities, WNF continually seeks out new expertise in emerging capabilities and areas of specialization.
WNF is an integral part of the Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NNI), which encompasses a collection of fabrication and characterization facilities at UW and Oregon State University. NNI is one of 16 sites in the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) and an important resource for researchers and engineers in the Pacific Northwest.
WNF supports a large and distributed user base of researchers and engineers from a variety of disciplines and sectors. In addition to offering expertise and assistance to local cleanroom users, expert staff engineers work with remote users on finite fabrication and characterization projects through WNF’s foundry services.