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Nanotechnology Core Facility


Overview of Services

The Nanotechnology Core Facility (NCF), is a versatile device fabrication facility accessible to both academic, non-profit, and industrial researchers. Located in Engineering Research Facility (ERF) building on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus, the NCF enables research by providing access, training, service and process guidance on fabrication and characterization equipment. As a research and development laboratory, the NCF is dedicated to the application of integrated circuit and fiber optic technology to improve manufacturing methods for MEMS/Nano, BioMEMS, Microfluidic, Electromechanical, Mechanical, Chemical, Optical, Photonic and multi-functional devices, some of which have previously been made by more traditional techniques.

Through the iLabs platform above, you can initiate any of the following services by clicking on each tab:

  • Schedule Instruments
  • Request Services:
    • Instrument Training
    • Work Service Request
    • Purchase items
    • Photo-Mask Printing
  • View Requests

Getting Started

Please visit the detailed information at our website HERE.

All new NCF Users are required to take and pass the closed book safety exam to access the NCF clean room.  Users may simply come to the NCF Office Suite, Rm. 3064 ERF, any day between the hours of 9am and 3:30pm. There is no time limit to complete the exam.  One of the staff will grade the test and inform the User of the results.  All visitors who wish to enter and monitor other users must also pass the exam before access is granted. Once the exam is passed, Users will receive the clean room RFID access key and an outside door key.  The key must be later returned,  once the User’s UIC I-card is programmed into the door card swipe locks. NCF Safety Exam

Location and hours of operation

Hours                                                                                 Location

Staffed: M - F, 9 AM - 5 PM                                                842 W. Taylor St., ERF Building RM 3064

Instrumentation available 24/7 with prior permission         Chicago, IL 60607

Links and Resources

  1. Nanotechnology Core Facility Informational Site


Name Role Phone Email Location
An, Seyoung
(312) 355-1259
Room 3064, Engineering Research Facility
Ghiacy, Arian
Graduate Research Assistant
(312) 996-0827
Room 3064, Engineering Research Facility
Perez, Alejandro
Graduate Research Assistant
(312) 996-0827
Room 3064, Engineering Research Facility
Robles, Jaqueline
Graduate Research Assistant
(312) 355-8040
Room 3064, Engineering Research Facility