Mason’s Nanofabrication Facility (NFF) serves as a core laboratory to conduct innovative research and development on the micro- and nano- scale. It is also a resource for providing hands-on workforce training to ensure we have a diverse, skilled workforce equipped to meet industry demand. The NFF is available to Mason faculty, staff, and students as well as external partners from academia, government, and industry.
The Nanofabrication Facility is located on George Mason University’s SciTech Campus in Manassas, Virginia. The lab is situated in a multidisciplinary research building home to engineers and scientists dedicated to developing new technologies and training the next generation of innovators. The campus is situated in Innovation Park, with neighboring start-ups to large size tech companies.
The NFF is comprised of a class 1000 clean room and characterization labs. Tools for photolithography, etching, and deposition processes essential for building microfluidics, micro- and nano- electronics, and other devices are available in the clean room. Instruments in the characterization laboratory can be used to conduct materials and device analysis.