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Regional Networks

Some sites within the NNCI have established informal networks of regional fabrication and characterization facilities to provide mutual assistance, develop best practices, and provide staff networking opportunities. See the map for locations and participating institutions and the information below for more details and contacts.

The Northern Nano Lab Alliance (NNLA) is a regional network of university fabrication facilities. Our mission is to help each member improve their support of academic research in applied nanotechnology. 

  • The University of Minnesota
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
  • The University of Iowa
  • South Dakota State University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • North Dakota State University
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interested in joining the NNLA? Contact Dr. Jim Marti.

The Southeastern Nano Facility Network (SENFN) was created in 2018 as a regional network of nanoscale science and engineering user facilities located in the SE United States. The objectives of this network are to share information on capabilities and events at each facility, discuss best-practice solutions to common challenges, and begin a process for informal staff-level technical exchanges.

  • Alabama A&M University - Electrical Engineering Laboratories
  • Clemson University - Micro Fabrication Facility
  • Duke University - Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF)
  • Florida International University - Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility and Materials Characterization Facility (MCF)
  • Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Facilities
  • Louisiana State University - Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
  • NC State University - NCSU Nanofabrication Facility and Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)
  • Oak Ridge National Lab - Center for Nanophase Materials Science
  • Tulane University - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility
  • University of Alabama - Micro-Fabrication Facility
  • University of Alabama-Huntsville - Nano and Micro Devices Center
  • University of Florida - Research Service Centers
  • University of Georgia - Integrated Bioscience and Nanotechnology Cleanroom
  • University of Memphis - Integrated Microscopy Center
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL)
  • University of Central Florida - Nanoscience Technology Center
  • University of South Carolina - Micro/Nanofluidics Lab
  • University of South Florida - Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (NREC)
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville - Joint Institute for Advanced Materials Micro-Processing Research Facility
  • Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (VINSE)

If you are interested in joining SENFN, please contact Dr. David Gottfried

The Mid-Atlantic Nanofab Managers Meeting began as a gathering of lab managers from the academic and government cleanroom facilities located in the triangle formed between Washington DC, Brookhaven National Laboratory in NY, and Pittsburgh, PA. The Singh Center for Nanotechnology Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility staff at MANTH created these semi-annual meetings in 2016 in order to share best practices for research cleanroom operations throughout the region.

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Drexel University
  • University of Delaware
  • Princeton University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Maryland
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University (including Applied Physics Lab)
  • City University of New York – Advanced Science Research Center
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Lehigh University
  • Yale University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Howard University
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

For more information, contact Eric Johnston.

The Northwest Nanotechnology Laboratory Alliance (NWNLA) is a joint effort between the NNI and MONT sites to create a regional platform for exchange of laboratory experiences and best practices. Members of NWNLA include nanotechnology facilities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta and British Columbia.

  • Boise State University
  • Montana State University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Colombia
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington - Bothell
  • Bellevue College
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • University of Wyoming
  • Washington State University
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Oregon Institute of Technology - Klamath Falls

 For more information, contact Dr. Darick BakerDr. Andrew Lingley, or Dr. Karl Bohringer.

The Southwest Nano-Lab Alliance (SW-NLA) will disseminate best practices in cleanroom management, equipment purchasing/maintenance, and user training across the partner schools across the southwest. The association will meet annually for a one-day workshop that will rotate amongst the participating labs. The workshop will bring together at least two participants from each lab to discuss best practice for managing cleanrooms and associated multi-user facilities, on-going challenges, and future opportunities.

  • Arizona State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Utah
  • University of New Mexico
  • Rio Salado College

For more information, contact Dr. Trevor Thornton.

The Ohio Valley Nano+AM Regional Network is a coordination of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the Midwest region of the US with state-of-the-art research and educational facilities in the converging fields of micro/nanotechnology and additive manufacturing (AM). The purpose of the network is to exchange information on facilities operation and to highlight the exciting research occurring at each location. The signature event of the network is its annual NNCI Nano+Additive Manufacturing Summit which is held in Louisville in the summer.  

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Purdue University
  • Somerset Community College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Western Kentucky University

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Walsh or Ms. Ana Sanchez Galiano.

The RTNN Affiliates Network connects RTNN facilities with other nano-focused university and government facilities in the Triangle. The goals of Affiliates Network are to (1) allow regional facility managers/directors to more readily connect researchers to complementary facilities needed to complete their nanotechnology research, (2) enable facility leadership and staff from across the Triangle to communicate timely information efficiently and effectively about instrumentation and other opportunities, and (3) develop strategic partnerships on emerging opportunities and technical needs that support the facilities or user base.

  • Nanomedicine Characterization Core Facility (UNC)
  • Duke Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Center, DMRSC
  • RTI Analytical and Material Laboratories
  • Zeis Textile Extension Education for Economic Development Center (NC State)
  • TECS Analytical Services Laboratory (NC State)
  • Nuclear Reactor Program (NC State)
  • Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center, METRIC (NC State)
  • Chemical Research Instrumentation Teaching and Core Laboratories, CRITCL (UNC)
  • Public Communication of Science and Technology, PCOST (NC State)
  • Rheology and Food Chemistry Laboratory (NC State)

For more information or to join, please contact the RTNN at

The New Yok State Nanotechnology Network (NNN) is focused on bring together NYS universities, and industry to help build local relationships, solve common problems, and grow awareness of the state’s capabilities as they pertain to Micro and Nanotechnology. This network allows universities/colleges and industry to partner and expand technology skills and capabilities while providing synergies that are strengthening technology and the workforce in New York State.

  • Advanced Science Research Center - CUNY
  • Binghamton University SUNY
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • New York University (NYU) 
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Broome Community College
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Albany SUNY
  • University at Buffalo SUNY

If you are interested in joining the NNN, please contact Ron Olson.

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