One of the benefits of CADMIM membership is access to world-class state-of-the-art facilities.
University of California, Irvine:
The University of California, Irvine is home of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF) and Bio-Organic Nanofabrication (BiON) facility, a contiguous 12,600 sq. ft. of shared lab and cleanroom space for semiconductor, metal and polymer prototyping, including hot embossing, surface coating, and organic/biological materials, located in the Engineering Gateway and California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Cal-IT2) buildings. BiON in particular is dedicated to research and development of micro-nano devices using biological and organic materials. The Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) at UCI in an interdisciplinary facility that houses state-of-the-art microscopy and instruments for surface science and materials characterization. UCI also has laser micromachining, milling, thermal bonding, and superhydrophobic coating capabilities.
UC Irvine is also home to several rapid prototyping facilities housed within the Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation. The institute includes RapidTech, a 5,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, in support of research, education and industry outreach. RapidTech provides equipment and expertise in a variety of advanced manufacturing technologies, with a strong emphasis on additive manufacturing techniques. Equipment includes 3D printing, laser cutting, computer-controlled milling, electronics prototyping, etc.
Each UCI faculty member also has a dedicated research lab with specialized equipment for microdevice fabrication and testing, as well as access to shared facilities outside of engineering. Please visit faculty webpages under the “Meet the Team” tab.
The Nanotechnology Core Facility (NCF) at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is a central shared fabrication, processing, and characterization facility used by a diverse campus-wide research community. With over 4000 sq. ft. of clean room and laboratory space, the NCF is one of the largest of its kind in the Chicago-metro area. The NCF includes capabilities in E-beam/Photo lithography, thin film deposition, sub-micron dry etching, various characterization equipment, and a Nanoscribe micro 3D printer (100nm resolution). The UIC Electron Microscopy Service (EMS) Core Facility is central facility offering access to scanning (SEM), transmission (TEM) and scanning transmission (STEM) electron microscopy. Rapid prototyping can be found at the Engineering MakerSpace — 1,102 sq. ft. prototyping lab with 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting, electronics development, etc.Each UIC faculty member also has a dedicated research lab with specialized equipment as well as access to shared facilities outside of engineering. Please visit faculty webpages under the “Meet the Team” tab.