Washington Nanofabrication Facility

Undergrad Lab Assistants

Our undergraduate lab assistants are integral to WNF. They ensure WNF operations run smoothly by tracking and stocking inventory of chemicals and supplies, auditing and upkeep of cleanroom specifications and standards, and carrying out data entry and record keeping. In addition to on-the-job training from our research engineers, our student assistants also have opportunities to network with professionals in advanced electronics, nanotechnology, semiconductor, and fabrication related job markets.

Key responsibilities of WNF student assistants:

  • Maintain cleanroom and monitor particle counts
  • Aid engineers in maintaining & installing equipment
  • Work through fabrication processes
  • Write and test process flows for research projects

The WNF is currently looking for new undergraduate research assistants. Apply via Handshake

For inquires related to our undergraduate lab assistants, please reach out to our Lead Student Assistants, Toshi Take and Yuliette Medina.

For information about student pay rates visit: https://www.engr.washington.edu/mycoe/staff/managing/student-pay


The WNF has reopened with restrictions. The hiring process for new undergraduate lab assistants has resumed. UW undergraduates are encouraged to check back for updates!

UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Students stand together in front of Fluke Hall

2018-2019 Student Assistants

In the words of our student assistants:

"The hands-on training you receive as a student research assistant working at WNF is so valuable. I found that having such relevant work experience on my resume made a huge difference when applying for post-college jobs."

“We take BIG ideas and make them into teeny tiny devices. I think that is pretty awesome.”

“I am so happy to be working with such a supportive team that constantly helps me improve and grow!”

“Working here has given me an opportunity to grow my passion for science and research.”

2020-2021 Student Assistants

Frank Arterberry
Mechanical Engineering

Cian Fox

Camilla Kang
Materials Science Engineering

Yuliette Medina
Lead SA

An Pham
Materials Science & Engineering

Aidan Short
Electrical Engineering

Toshi Take
Electrical Engineering
Lead SA

Ryan Van Der Hoven
Materials Science & Engineering

Duy Vuong
Electrical Engineering