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The FabLab is a Class 1000 research cleanroom located in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. The lab supports research and development programs in nano science and technology, micro-electromechanical systems, semiconductors, materials and devices for electronics, bioscience and bioengineering, and sensor/actuator systems. FabLab is open to users from across the university community as well as government and industry.

Classes in FabLab

The FabLab is not only used for work and research. We have a growing number of classes utilizing this state of the art facility giving students hands on experience learning the processes and techniques used to make our electronics and devices.

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Dicing saw users must get the blades from Nam and return after use. $30 will be charged for each broken/missing blades.


The BET system now back in operation! Due to the issues found during the repair, all samples must be prebaked at least over 100C overnight before degassing even . Any material that cannot be heated above 100C must be approved by the staff beforehand. Failure to do so will lead to the tool failure again. All sample tubes must be checked in/out. Its expected for users to take back their samples after analysis and return clean sample tubes. Contact Nam for further detail.


New rates and target limitations are established for AJA ATC Orion 8 Sputtering system. See scheduler reservations for details.


If you run a process that has variable rates (i.e.- ALD, furnace, sputter, etc.), make sure you write in the final dollar amount in the Description of Operation section of your reservation along with the reservation ID number of the original run. Otherwise you will be charged for the full rates.


External Materials If you plan to bring external materials into the lab, please notify the FabLab staff to ensure proper safety protocols and any equipment arrangements can be made. Please submit an External Materials Request form for each material you will bring. This form can be found on the Fablab equipment page.

Using the lab

If you are interested in using the instruments in the lab please complete the steps on the Become a User page. Additionally, introduce yourself to the FabLab staff and discuss your project. This will allow us to understand your needs and develop a plan for your work or research.

Acknowledging NanoCenter and FabLab

The NanoCenter and FabLab need your help! Acknowledging the support given by the NanoCenter in your presentations and publications help us out tremendously.

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Current hours are:
7:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

The Main FabLab is open 24/7 with restricted after hours access between 8:00pm - 7:00am.

FabLab Contact Information


2302 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Nam Kim

Director, FabLab


Jon Hummel

Staff, FabLab


Tom Loughran

Staff, FabLab


Mark Lecates

Staff, FabLab


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