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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

Global Quantum Leap

Global Quantum Leap is an international consortium dedicated to advancing nanofabrication infrastructure to enable quantum computing technology. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Global Quantum Leap network seeks to accelerate the discovery and development of next-generation computing and communications systems by linking nanofabrication technologies with quantum information sciences. More information, please visit www.globalquantumleap.org.

Microtechnology Nanotechnology Health and Safety Course

Do you teach a course involving fine powders, aerosols, and/or nanoparticles? Are you unsure of how to handle these materials safely in your lab or classroom? The Nano Center will be presenting a four day workshop on Micro/Nanotechnology Health and Safety, to be held June 13-16. Offered in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Environmental Health Sciences Division, the course will cover safety practices in the instructional laboratory, including understanding micro/nanoparticle properties, selecting and using personal protective equipment, and safely carrying out chemical syntheses of nanomaterials. For more information and to register, please go to https://lnkd.in/epACJDPq

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.