About MiNIC

MiNIC is an open research center that offers a full suite of tools for external researchers to fabricate micro- and nanoscale devices, including microelectronics, MEMS, microfluidic systems, biosensors, optoelectronic devices, and electronic packaging. We also provide tools for work in emerging areas like 2-D materials, nanoparticles, and the biological applications of nanotechnology.

MiNIC consists of two research centers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis the Minnesota Nano Center and the Characterization Facility.

The labs and tools of both Centers are open to all qualified users. We provide training and project guidance, and welcome researchers from industry and other academic institutions.