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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

Catch the MNC at DMD 2024!

Once again this year, the Nano Center will be exhibiting at the Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference. The DMD conference is an international forum bringing together world-class medical device professionals, faculty, students and researchers to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design.

DMD will be held April 9 -10, 2024 at the Graduate Minneapolis and McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, MN. On-site registration will be available.


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Microelectronics Career Fair

The Microelectronics Commons Hub at North Carolina State University is hosting a virtual Semiconductor and Chips Career Fair and Networking Event on April 10 from 11 AM to 4 PM Eastern time. There will be specific job opportunities as well as general information sessions for students from a variety of degree tracks, including those form Community Colleges. More information is available at

Join MNC Staff at the Coffee Hour!

The Nano Center hosts a coffee hour for current and potential users on the first Tuesday of each month. These informal drop-in sessions offer MNC users the chance to meet with the staff of the Nano Center and discuss their projects or get pointers on using our nanofabrication tools. The Coffee Hour is held 2-3 PM in room PAN 130; the next sessions are November 7 and December 5.  See you there!


Poster for Coffee Hour




Take the Nano Center Video Tour!

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.