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IMPORTANT: The Optical Science and Technology Center and Microfabrication Facility are being retired after fall 2018 and their services reconfigured under the new Iowa Center for Research, Exploration, and Advanced Technology in Engineering and Sciences (Iowa-CREATES) and Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories (IATL) in spring 2019. As a result, the OSTC/UIMF site will eventually be taken down. Until then, please visit the Iowa-CREATES Website at https://iowacreates.research.uiowa.edu/, or read more about the new center at https://research.uiowa.edu/impact/news/ui-gears-new-improved-research-center-engineering-and-physical-sciences.

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Designing destiny: Iowa students use microfabrication to improve future

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Designing destiny: Iowa students use microfabrication to improve future

By Connor Morgan Friday, October 28th 2016

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — If you haven't heard of microfabrication (or nanofabrication) prior to today, don't worry -- neither had I.

But the fact is, whether you've heard about it or not, microfabrication still impacts you. And in a pretty major way.

Do you use a cell phone? A computer? Ever visit a hospital?

If so, you've benefited from the cutting edge industry of microfabrication.

Microfabrication is essentially a comb....... continue reading story