Who We Are

The NanoFabNet

The NanoFabNet project is a Horizon 2020-funded European project creating a strong international hub for sustainable nanofabrication. It is a 24-months coordination and support action (CSA), co-funded under the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP). NanoFabNet’s upcoming virtual platform, NanoFabNet Hub, will be a self-sustained business model detailing strategy for aiding international stakeholders in accessing expert knowledge about ethical, safe, and sustainable nanofabrication.

The NanoFabNet project partners will use their long experience with establishing and growing networks and associations on the national, regional and global level to design a process that guarantees the lasting success of both the proposed NanoFabNet secretariat and the wider NanoFabNet Hub beyond the funded duration of the NanoFabNet Project.

Our Partners

The NanoFabNet Project is coordinated by AcumenIST (AIST) and supported by 14 other partners from 9 European countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy, Norway and the United States).

AcumenIST is a new consultancy initiative provided by experienced business leaders with a pronounced track record in both scientific research, development and innovation, as well as in public and regulatory affairs. AcumenIST combines strong professional skills in the stewardship of emerging technologies along their value chains with established track records in both entrepreneurship, business development and policy making; it supports both the private and the public sector through technology-specific expertise.

The NanoFabNet will be coordinated by and developed by AcumenIST’s experts, benefiting from the latter’s experience in project management and in the provision of secretariat services to both technology-specific interest groups, as well as to international governmental organisations. The AcumenIST’s track record and strong international network in the field of nanotechnologies and nanosafety will help to strengthen NanoFabNet’s visibility, and ultimately define its niche and USP within the community.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

AcumenIST is the Lead Coordinator of the NanoFabNet Project. Furthermore, the AcumenIST experts will support the NanoFabNet discipline mapping exercises through big data analyses, and contribute to the identification of keywords, indicators and metrics of the concept of ‘sustainable nanofabrication’.

Dr Steffi Friedrichs
Founder & Director
NanoFabNet@AcumenIST.com

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association – is a higher education and research organisation with about 9,200 employees, 25,100 students, and a total annual budget of about 880 million Euro. It bundles the missions of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. KIT is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to be a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. Within the Research Fields “Energy” and “Key Technologies”, KIT competence covers the areas of energy storage systems, biotechnology and nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, microsystems, and materials technology as well as information technology KIT is also the hosting the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility, a high-tech open access infrastructure platform with more than 100 users from academia and industry from across the globe.

The KIT Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) conducts research and development in the field of innovative, application-oriented information, automation & system technology for futureproof energy systems and complex industrial and laboratory processes. Interdisciplinary working groups conceive integrated systems solutions, with all development phases being covered from conceptual design to modelling and simulation, to prototyping, to practical testing, also under industrial conditions.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

  1. Identify, map and connect to (i) existing actors and (ii) available infrastructures in the areas of nanofabrication and technology sustainability across and beyond Europe
  2. Create the initial NanoFabNet Database of disciplines, actors and infrastructures
  3. Contribute expert knowledge in nanosafety assessment, LCA and safe-by-design for nanomaterials for 3D printing

Dr Clarissa Marquardt
Project Manager
clarissa.marquardt@kit.edu

Dr Katja Nau
Project Manager
nau@kit.edu

Institut Catholique d’Art et Metiers (ICAM) is a French School of Engineering (Grande Ecole Française). It was founded in 1898 and it remains true to its Jesuit education heritage, forming each student into a whole person of solidarity who will take responsibility for the real world. Our students are asked to have an educated awareness of society and culture, a sense of being interrelated and interconnected, and a commitment to act for the rights of others. ICAM delivers Engineering Degrees (Master level) and offers trainings in engineering: lectures and qualifications, internships in our labs in R&D projects (for short or long periods), research activities, cooperative programmes. Today ICAM offers six campuses throughout France. ICAM has also five international campuses in countries with high development potential. Many double degree agreements exist, to be trained both at ICAM and in the world.

Along with R&D, research is part of our activities and collaborations. The CETS of ICAM (Research Centre for Ethics, Technology and Society) was created in 2001 to investigate the ethical, social and democratic stakes of contemporary science and technology. CETS is now well recognised as a valuable and productive research institution at national and European level, with a strong experience on the topic of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

  1. Coordinate project work on “global sustainability” of nanofabrication.
  2. Ensure that strong sustainability requirements (in terms of health, environment, life cycle assessment, eco-conception, ethics, etc.) will be held in the hub on nanofabrication designed by the project
  3. Design the long-term sustainability strategy of NanoFabNet hub promoting an active collaboration between the “nano-sustainability” community and the nanofabrication community.

Dr Fernand Doridot
Teacher-Researcher
fernand.doridot@icam.fr

Dr Sylvain Lavelle
Teacher-Researcher
sylvain.lavelle@icam.fr

BioNanoNet (BNN) is a non-profit organisation specialised in international R&D&I collaboration to support and guide towards sustainable development of connected technologies. It is the operative unit of the BioNanoNet Network, an international association that gather both, private and public R&D&I organisations from different sectors dealing with nanotechnology and its applications. Main thematic areas of both, the association and BNN are (i) enabling technologies, (ii) health and safety, and (iii) data and sustainability aspects. Moreover, standardisation and regulatory aspects of the nanotechnology field (e.g., safety data sheets, exposure scenarios, REACH context, etc.) are key topics in the research of BNN. Therefore, BNN continuously interacts with national and international stakeholders, as well as policy makers and regulatory and legislative authorities.

The four areas that form the core of BNN activities are based on (a) Building Alliances and Initiatives, (b) Technical Support based on Safe-by-Design and Sustainability aspects, (c) Innovation support and management and (d) Complementary Business support (e.g. project management, dissemination, communication). Through these activities, BNN successfully helps its association members to: access to expertise and infrastructure inside and outside the BioNanoNet association, communication with funding agencies, to get technical support in the development of multidisciplinary research projects, get synergies through joint activities, global, cross sectoral support for regulatory awareness, get connectivity across sectors and skills that ensure growth and innovation of its members.

Moreover, BNN is involved and part of the coordination of international nano-safety and nano-innovation activities (e.g., SusChem Platform, NanoSafety Cluster, Industrial Innovation Liaison i2L, Closer-To-The-Market, etc.). On the Austrian level, BNN also coordinates the Austrian Nanomedicine, Nanotoxicology and NanoSafety-research-communities, Austrian Microfluidics Initiative and the SusChem-AT platform.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

BNN’s contribution to NanoFabNet is together with the NanoFabNet project partners and stakeholders to develop and optimize the planning of the organisation and structure of the NanoFabNet Hub.

Johanna K Scheper, PhD, MBI
Scientific Support and Innovation management
johanna.scheper@bnn.at

Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) is the French National Metrology Institute and an internationally recognised testing laboratory, accredited by the French Accreditation Committee COFRAC for calibration, tests, certification of products and certification of management systems under the ISO 17000 family of standards. Attached to the Ministry of Industry, LNE positions itself as a trusted third party to support the performance and competitiveness of the industry in every sector of the economy and in promoting a safer society.

LNE Nanotech Institute gathers LNE’s activities, expertise and facilities on nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. It aims at advancing the knowledge and know-how of nanotech products through the development of validated reference methods and the needed validation tools as indispensable support decision-making for innovation, quality control, risk assessment and regulatory requirements. LNE is sharing its expertise through different networks, in particular the European innovation and research programme on metrology (EMPIR), the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET), and French Competitiveness Clusters dedicated to various industry sectors. LNE actively contributes to standardisation activities (AFNOR, CEN, VAMAS) with the aims of harmonizing and validating methodologies to support nanofabrication and also offers a wide range of value-added services to industry, (calibration, testing, risk assessment, verification of performances for innovative measurement devices, training, consulting and certification). Since 2011 LNE steers, the nanoMetrology Club, a French network gathering 400 industry and academic members concerned by nm scale characterisation issues, with the aims of identifying needs and sharing best practices on measurements.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

  • Identify the relevant infrastructures, initiatives and networks to be included in the NanoFabNet mapping
  • Prioritize validation needs, identify available harmonisation initiatives/tools to support sustainable nanofabrication and ensure a connection with the world of standardisation with the aim to propose the setting up of adapted services
  • Disseminate NanoFabNet’s activities, results, offers and achievements to French stakeholders

Georges Favre
Head of LNE Nanotech Institute
Co-Chairman of AFNOR/X457 Nanotechnologies Technical Committee
georges.favre@lne.fr

Carine Chivas-Joly
R&D Project Leader
Carine.Chivas@lne.fr

The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) is a unique research centre focusing primarily on the fields of advanced materials and nanotechnologies. Since its establishment in 2011, CEITEC has quickly developed into a cutting-edge infrastructure for research which performs highly alongside the best institutes in Europe.

The CEITEC Nano facilities for nanofabrication, nano-characterisation, structural analysis and X-ray tomography enable to carry out complete fabrication of nanostructures and nanodevices and their characterisation down to the sub-nanometre level in an entirely clean environment.

The nanofabrication laboratory is located in an ISO class 5 (US 100) cleanroom with an area of 356 m² and nano-characterisation laboratory is located in an ISO class 8 (US FS 100,000) cleanroom with an area of 1,337 m². The structural analysis laboratory occupies a further 300 m² of ISO class 8 (US FS 100,000) cleanroom.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

CEITEC’s close collaboration with industries internationally is a strength within the NanoFabNet project, and recognizes capabilities and expertise of the companies, and the needs on the other side. Linking those competences and needs together will be one of the major benefits of the NanoFabNet project.

Michal Urbanek, PhD
CEITEC Nano Group Leader
michal.urbanek@ceitec.vutbr.cz

Vojtech Helikar
Technology Transfer
vojtech.helikar@ceitec.vutbr.cz

Steinbeis 2i GmbH (S2i) was founded in 2016 as a spin-off of Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ). Steinbeis 2i GmbH now executes all cross-border research and technology transfer, supported by the nearly 30 years of experience from SEZ and the senior expertise of its staff in building innovation capacities in SMEs. Since 2008, S2i is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) with close to 600 participating organisations in over 50 countries, and is a reliable and experienced partner in the network for European technology transfer, promotion of exploitable European research results and innovation capacity-building. S2i is the regional Contact Point for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and provides regional universities with information on European support programmes. It supports them in formulating proposals and implementing European projects on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Science and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

S2i’s core competences are supporting companies, universities and research organisations in submitting and implementing cross-border innovation projects, by identifying and selecting appropriate funding and innovation programmes. Though its broad network of innovation actors, S2i facilitates networking through the professional organisation of European conferences and events. The company also provides expert knowledge on communication and dissemination of research and innovation projects, as well as in the exploitation of research results. S2i promotes trans-national technology transfer to stimulate and support the innovation process in industrial companies and to provide professional training. Other areas of expertise include providing advice for policy makers on regional futures scenarios, innovation and cluster policy issues, and fostering knowledge exchange at the European level.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

  • Develop communication & dissemination strategy, and provide visibility to NanoFabNet through promotional printed and digital sources to targeted audiences
  • Disseminate NanoFabNet’s activities, results, offers and achievements to stakeholders
  • Increase synergies between related activities, projects and communities on European and international level

Dr Meike Reimann
Senior Project Manager
reimann@steinbeis-europa.de

Faith Blakemore, BSc, BA
Project Manager
blakemore@steinbeis-europa.de

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment, and ICT. By transferring technology to society as well as local companies, LIST contributes strongly to the building of tomorrow’s Luxembourg and Europe.

LIST’s mission is to conduct interdisciplinary, open-innovation and impact-driven research in a limited number of domains of high importance to business, industry, and society. LIST is active throughout the whole innovation chain by performing: fundamental and applied scientific research; knowledge and capability development; experimental development, incubation and transfer of knowledge, products and services co-development; scientific policy support for the Luxembourgish and European authorities, businesses and society and by doctoral and post-doctoral training.

Within the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department, the Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) research unit aims at providing industrial innovation and policy decision-making with science-based quantification of the impacts and risks of production and consumption patterns, including energy systems solutions, to foster the transition towards a more sustainable society. The combination of different fields of expertise enables to improve the input data quality and to reinforce the robustness of the analyses. This finally provides sustainability indicators that are more reliable and targeted to each specific decision-making context.

 

Contributions to NanoFabNet

  • Contribute to the environmental impact assessment and LCA analysis for nanofabrication processes
  • Contribute to the definition of strategies for ensuring the safety (reduced toxicity) of nanofabrication processes and of the resulting products.
  • Contribute to the analysis of regulatory requirements and ensuring that the nanofabrication processes are compliant with national and international regulations.

Dr Tommaso Serchi
Senior R&T Associate
tommaso.serchi@list.lu

Dr Elisa Moschini
R&T Associate
elisa.moschini@list.lu

The aim of the Foundation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Support NANONET is to reveal the nano-scale world to the Polish society - to promote modern enterprise based on nanotechnology solutions and to popularise the results of scientific research conducted in this dynamically developing branch of science.

The Foundation is a member of Polish Committee for Standardisation for Nanotechnology and Innovation. In 2011 the Foundation has been confirmed as the National Contact Point for the European Platform “Nanofutures”. Also, since 2006 the Foundation has been maintaining the first and only Polish web page entirely devoted to nanotechnology – www.nanonet.pl.

Since 2013 NANONET Foundation is the founder and coordinator of the Silesian Nano Cluster: which is a platform of cooperation for entrepreneurs and research teams as well as business support organisations in the field of advanced materials. The objective of the Cluster is the development permanent cooperation between business and science, which allows implementing joint development research projects and commercialisation of their results. By facilitating access to information and its exchange and helping to establish new relations, the integration of the environment raises its competitiveness.

As the coordinator of the network the Foundation governs the topics of cooperation with numerous national and foreign research organisations and dialogue with public authorities and support of the entrepreneurship operating in high-technology markets.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

Representing strong stakeholder’s nanotechnology community in Poland, NANONET supports the set-up of the NanoFabNet hub and its Secretariat, with a special focus on communication, but also helps to establish international cooperation strategies.

Dr Adam Szatkowski, MBA, Eng
President
adam.szatkowski@nanonet.pl

Monika Goszcz, MSc, MA, Eng
Project Manager
monika.goszcz@nanonet.pl 

COPT Centre is a technology transfer institute for flexible and printed electronics. It was founded by the University of Cologne in 2015. COPT Centre hosts start-ups and SME active in the development of new (nano-scaled) materials, electronic components, solar cells, sensors, and medical technology. To enable the development of everyday products, COPT Centre offers an infrastructure specialised on innovative components. These comprise energy-saving components such as flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLED), (3rd generation) solar cells and printed components such as organic transistors, sensors, and actuators.

Its infrastructure consists of laboratories, office space, a cleanroom, and jointly used scientific equipment. The technical capabilities offered by the COPT Centre comprise the deposition of nano-scaled layers from the gas phase and from solution as well as analytical methods. From the gas phase layers are available from physical vapour deposition, chemical vapour deposition, and atomic layer deposition. Deposition from solution can be performed by coating and printing. Laser patterning, and analytical methods comprising the characterisation of optical, electrical, morphological, and long-term properties of deposited layers complete COPT Centre’s technical capabilities.

The equipment available at the COPT Centre is maintained by the non-profit ZOEK gGmbH which is an integral part of the COPT Centre. ZOEK in parallel is active in several public funded projects. On the way to 3D-shaped OLED rear lights ZOEK has been part of projects with finally resulted in one of the first automobile having OLED rear light. Presently ZOEK is working on the integration of flexible OLED into injection moulded parts using ultrathin glass as well as innovative solar cells.

Contributions to NanoFabNet

The high-tech technology transfer institute and incubator of the University of Cologne will bring the high-tech start-up community into the NanoFabNet Project and supports the corresponding formulation of the NanoFabNet Niche & USP.

Prof Dr Klaus Meerholz
Chemistry Department Head
klaus.meerholz@uni-koeln.de

Dr Stephan Kirchmeyer
COPT Center
stephan.kirchmeyer@copt-zentrum.de

Materia Nova is a non-academic technology transfer centre acting as a R&D interface between fundamental industrial research (TRL3-4) and pre-industrial demonstration (TRL 6-7).  Founded at the end of the 90's, Materia Nova is developing innovative materials for the future (sustainable products and related processes) with about 85 active persons and through Regional and European collaborative projects.

Our activity is focused on 4 strategic pillars:
(i) functional plastic nanocomposites,
(ii) multifunctional surface treatments (Dry: PVD-CVD with major focus on plasma-based processes including ion implantation or Wet: surface treatments, solgel, electrochemistry, anodisation) on customised substrates (flat or not, flexible, powders, 3D objects …),
(iii) Organic and Hybrid optronic devices and
(iv) Biotechnologies (new materials including nanoparticles production).    

Materia Nova owns 2 start-ups (SME) to favour a quick industrial transfer our most promising (nano)technologies   : (i) Ionics Group (galvanic treatments, formulation of functional solgels and plasma equipment (atmospheric, under vacuum) including a series of unique ion implantation pilot tools) and (ii) Nano4 (Development and production of functional polymers nanocomposites up to few 100kg/h).  


Contributions to NanoFabNet

Representing strong stakeholder’s nanotechnology community in Poland, NANONET supports the set-up of the NanoFabNet hub and its Secretariat, with a special focus on communication, but also helps to establish international cooperation strategies.

Benjamine Belloncle
Senior R&D Scientist YLCA
benjamine.belloncle@materianova.be

Fabrizio Maseri
R&D Programme Manager
fabrizio.maseri@materianova.be

 

The Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) is composed of 6 sections, located in Milan, Bologna, Rome, Lecce and Catania. The Section of Bologna, whose staff comprises more than 60 people (researchers, technicians, administrative staff), is a multi-disciplinary research centre that has been working on the study of materials and devices for microelectronics and MEMS for over 30 years. Thanks to the synergy between physics, engineers and chemistry IMM-BO provides a global and flexible approach to the development of innovative technologies for application specific areas.

The institute can embrace a wide area of knowledge, spanning from material characterisation to the study of technological processes and from the design and fabrication of integrated devices to their integration in high TRL systems.

IMM-BO has one of the largest publicly funded facility for silicon micro-machining in Italy (located in a 500 m2 ISO 5-8 Clean Room). The facility is mainly dedicated to the research and manufacture of microelectronics and MEMS devices, with possibility of carrying out a small-scale production of customised devices. Dedicated technologies have been developed for the manufacture of IR emitters, silicon thermopiles, bolometers, micro-hot plates, Single Photon Avalanche Detectors (SPAD), SiC diodes and MOSFETs, Mach-Zender interferometers based on LiNbO3, innovative photovoltaic cells, CNT structures, graphene-based structures, Silicon Photonic for DataCom application, Power Harvesting based on silicon nanowires, all-silicon micro gas chromatographs.

Structural and electrical diagnostic techniques have always played a crucial role in the research activity of IMM-BO, and the laboratory raised as a European excellence in the development and use of electron, ion and X-ray characterisation techniques. The research activity in the structural characterisation of materials focuses on electron crystallography, dopant profiling or development of imaging techniques for the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) and the low-energy scanning microscope (SEM).

Contributions to NanoFabNet

As a EURONanoLAB-Synergy Partner CNR is responsible for demonstrating the NanoFabNet added value.

Dr Vittorio Morandi
Deputy Director
morandi@bo.imm.cnr.it

Dr Rita Rizzoli
Coordinator of the Technological Department
rizzoli@bo.imm.cnr.it

NTNU NanoLab is a 700 m2 cleanroom facility offering state-of-the-art nano- and microfabrication and characterisation equipment as well as areas for chemical synthesis and biological work located at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The NanoLab offers instruments, training and expertise to allow fabrication and characterisation of complex systems on the micro- and nanoscale. NTNU NanoLab is principally a hands-on facility, but we do offer a limited operator service.

We lead NorFab, the Norwegian infrastructure for micro- and nanofabrication and provide access for Norwegian researchers independent of their academic, institute or company affiliation at four locations:

  • NTNU NanoLab
  • UiO MiNaLab
  • SINTEF MiNaLab
  • USN MST-Lab

A non-exhaustive list of equipment available in our cleanrooms can be accessed by visiting www.norfab.no.

We are also members of both the Nordic Nano Network (http://nordicnanolab.com) and the EuroNanoLab consortium (http://euronanolab.com).

Contributions to NanoFabNet

One of high-tech national nodes of NorFab and a EURONanoLAB-Synergy Partner, the Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Universitet is a key conduit into the high-tech, cleanroom-based nanofabrication community, and provides this expertise into the NanoFabNet Project.

Dr Peter Köllensperger
Director NTNU NanoLab
and Director NorFab
p.kollensperger@ntnu.no

Prof John de Mello
Director NTNU Nano
john.demello@ntnu.no

The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) provides the contracting linkage between EU partners and Virginia Tech, namely Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) and National Centre for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth).  VT-ARC’s technical representative on this project will be Dr. Matthew Hull. Dr. Hull will advise the NanoFabNet team regarding sustainable nanotechnology entrepreneurship and facilitate linkages with US partners.

VT-ARC. VT-ARC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit R&D organisation affiliated with Virginia Tech. VT-ARC specializes in applied research, translational research, technical services and commercialisation efforts that extend the brand and impact of Virginia Tech, while serving government and industry alike. 

Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate majors to more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and manages a research portfolio of more than $531 million. Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; a significant presence across the commonwealth, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, and sites in Newport News and Richmond; educational and research facilities across the state; a study-abroad site in Switzerland; and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus.

ICTAS. The Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) is one of six research institutes at Virginia Tech. ICTAS leverages strategic investments to forge partnerships across disciplinary boundaries and catalyse discovery at the intersections of engineering, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. ICTAS also helps build international research partnerships.

NanoEarth. The National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure is a node of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), an NSF-funded network of 16 centres spread throughout the United States serving as user facilities for cutting edge nanotechnology research. NanoEarth is part of Virginia Tech's ICTAS. 

 

Contributions to NanoFabNet

Home of the US National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (VT-NanoEarth), Virginia Tech is responsible for establishing strong ties with the US Research Agenda in sustainable Nanofabrication. It will also assist in leveraging community support and funding a USA-launch of the NanoFabNet hub.

Matthew Hull, PhD
Virginia Tech, ICTAS, NanoEarth, NCFL
Research Scientist, ICTAS
mahull@vt.edu 

Angela Keen, CPCM
Contracts Director
Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation
angela.keen@vt-arc.org 

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public university and one of the leading research organisations in the USA. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering, computing, and sciences, to business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's wide variety of technologically focused majors and minors consistently earn strong national rankings. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences.

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech (IEN) is a unique, interdisciplinary research and educational institute comprised of state-of-the-art laboratories and globally recognised academic and research faculty, scientists, and technical support staff. The IEN has a mission to facilitate innovation in micro/nano-enabled electronics and photonics by catalysing and translating research, connecting Georgia Tech researchers, companies, and government agencies, and preparing the workforce of the future. As an infrastructure resource, IEN is comprised of several unique educational, fabrication and characterisation laboratories for nano, micro, and bio-device research enabling leading-edge human resource and technology development, from the basic discovery stage to prototype realisation. IEN, in concert with its affiliated centres and faculty, provides academia, industry and government users open access to more than $400M of state-of-the-art research tools and laboratories for education and technology transfer. IEN also serves as the Coordinating Office for the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), the premier US network of open-access nanotechnology user facilities.


Contributions to NanoFabNet

  • Provide input into the formation of the network from the US perspective.
  • Be a representation point of the network in the US.
  • Assist in the organisation of a US launch event.

David Gottfried, PhD
Senior Assistant Director, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
Deputy Director, NNCI Coordinating Office
dsgottfried@gatech.edu

The Executive Advisory Board (EAB)

The EAB consists of nine members representing the following institutions: