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March 13, 2018

UIMF featured in University of Iowa Alumni Magazine

"Nanofabrication: Big Idea on a Small Scale"

January 25, 2018

Students get real-time lab exposure for a nanotechnology course online.

By Aadit Tambe

In the world of augmented reality, instructors are taking the laboratory experience to an online platform using cutting-edge technology.

The University of Iowa nanotechnology & nanofabrication course teaches students how to .....(click to continue reading article)

October 9, 2017

The UIMF is participating in the National Nanotechnology Day, on Oct 9, 12-2 pm. National Nanotechnology Day is an annual event featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9th to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters. In partnership with the RAIN network, participants across the US will be able to connect to a real-time and remote lab session in the UIMF labs where we will be demonstrating various processes such as lithography, nano-coating and nano-imprint for various device fabrication and applications.

October 4, 2017

UIMF is a partner in RAIN (Remote Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology)


"The UIMF is now a partner in RAIN (Remote Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology) Initiative,

RAIN allows students to access and control various state-of-the-art instruments for Nanotechnology. The available remote access tools in this RAIN partnership will be the UIMF Raith Voyager and Oxford instruments, Dry-etching tools. Participants control the tools in real-time with the assistance of a lab instructor and obtain advise over video conferencing software.

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