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Minnesota Nano Center

The Minnesota Nano Center, or MNC, is a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and applied nanotechnology.

The Center offers a comprehensive set of tools to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale devices, such as integrated circuits, advanced sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic systems. The MNC is also equipped to support nanotechnology research that spans many science and engineering fields, allowing advances in areas as diverse as cell biology, high performance materials, and biomedical device engineering.

Have a Project?

The tools and labs of the Nano Center are open for use by all trained and qualified users. We also do custom projects in the areas of microdevices, nanoparticles, and biomedical applications of nanotechnology.

Contact us and find out how we can help you realize your research goals or turn your ideas into new products.

Nano Center News

The Design of Medical Devices Conference

The Nano Center will be at the 2022 Design of Medical Devices conference, to be held April 11-14 at the Graduate hotel in Minneapolis (back to an in-person event this year!). The MNC will exhibit at the conference, and our staff looks forward to discussing your device fabrication needs. 

Interview with Prof. Beth Stadler

The National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office has released an audio podcast interview with Beth Stadler, Professor and Associate Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and a frequent user of the Minnesota Nano Center. In the interview, Prof. Stadler discusses her work using nanotechnology to improve the preservation of organs for transplantation. The podcast interview is available at: https://youtu.be/ypyV345MFAU 

Acknowledgment of NSF and NNCI

Published papers must acknowledge all sources of financial support. Since MNC receives funds from the National Science Foundation through the NNCI network, MNC users must acknowledge that support on all publications and presentations. Our funding is jeopardized unless everyone complies, so please add the following to your acknowledgement sections:

“Portions of this work were conducted in the Minnesota Nano Center, which is supported by the National Science Foundation through the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) under Award Number ECCS-2025124."

In circumstances where there is insufficient space for this entire acknowledgement, please be sure to mention "Award Number ECCS-2025124" at a minimum.