Research Expertise

The Penn State Nanofabrication Laboratory saves companies the expense of maintaining their own state-of-the-art equipment and provides a highly skilled technical staff dedicated to working with companies in Pennsylvania and world wide.

Innovation at the Nanoscale

At Penn State, nearly one hundred research groups are engaged in high-impact science and engineering at the nanoscale. The Nanofab provides specialized instruments and experienced, highly trained technical staff who support researchers in areas that reflect our faculty strengths, including sputter deposition, atomic layer deposition, thin film piezoelectrics, two-dimensional materials, CMOS and MEMs.

Technical capabilities that set the Nanofab apart include e-beam lithography of nanoscale features on curved surfaces and the ability to integrate non-traditional electronic materials, such as complex oxides, chalcogenides, graphene etc., into complex structures. The laboratory has world-class capabilities in the area of deposition, etch, lithography and material modification.

SEM of tunneling field effect transistor Energy Efficient Information Processing Devices and Architectures

Complex multistep device fabrication & integration for CMOS

Flexible Circuit Film Materials and Devices for Free Form Electronics and Optoelectronics

Flexible electronics open the door to foldaway smartphone displays

Maintain high energy density values as the capacitor volume increases Functional Oxides for Transduction, Actuation, and Sensing

Designer materials synthesis and their various integrations

Simulating cell enviornoments during metastasis NanoBioFluidic, NanoBioMechanical Systems for Personal and Global Health

Cell steering & cell screening, MEMS & NEMS, and medical diagnostics

Organic electronics Heterogeneous Integration

Center for ASSIST, and directed-assembly of nanowire-based devices

Gear produces with 3D printing Advanced Additive Manufacturing

Medical Plastics Center, Hard Metals, Engineering Polymers with Tailored Properties