The University of Iowa

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, or read more about the new center at


Optical Science and
Technology Center

UIMF Open House

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fabrication technologies to manufacture structures 10,000 times smaller than the width of human hair

  • Learn about the manufacturing technologies involved in the next-generation of nano-devices from DNA sequencing chips, nano-sensors for cancer cells detection, drug delivery to solar cells, computing and communications.
  • Participate in hands-on demonstrations on state-of-the-art nanotools in a dust-free facility.
  • Listen to leading industry experts in the field of nano-scale device fabrication and process development.

Nanotechnology is an enabling platform technology for a wide range of scientific and technological applications

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