Large Area Characterization Techniques.


Although advanced microscopy techniques are achieving very high spatial resolution (i.e. sub-nm), there has been great demand for fast and reliable nanoscopic analysis of large-area samples. Several characterization tools at the nanoFAB, which are equipped with large-area imaging/mapping capacities for both morphological and compositional analysis, have been successfully commissioned and are ready for general user […]

Fabrication and characterization services


Leveraging more than $84M in tools and infrastructure, the nanoFAB is pleased to offer nanofabrication and characterization processes on a fee-for-service basis.  From single-specimen materials characterization to prototyping and low-volume production, our staff is dedicated to providing the engineering support required to meet your processing needs.  For more information, or to request nanofabrication/characterization services, please fill out our contact form.

Video – UAlberta nanoFAB


An open access national research and development (R&D) centre, the nanoFAB supports academic and industry micro- and nanotechnology applications. With the R&D infrastructure and expertise required to help drive diversification and innovation, the nanoFAB is also helping train tomorrow’s workforce and helping the transition to a knowledge economy. Located at the University of Alberta, the nanoFAB is the largest centre of its kind in Western Canada, and one of only 3 dedicated nanotechnology centres in Canada.

2017 Image Contest Winners!


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 nanoFAB Image Contest!

Career Opportunity – Applied NanoTools


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of Applied Nanotools Inc. Please see the following for more information.   Cleanroom-Technician-March-2018

Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Newsletter


Winter 2018 Newsletter Here we provide updates regarding ongoing nanoFAB activities which may be of interest to our user community. nanoFAB Awarded $6.2M CFI The nanoFAB, in collaboration with Dr. Jillian Buriak, was awarded a $6.2M CFI project for “Advanced Integrated Manufacturing of Micro and Nano Systems”. Highlights of this equipment grant include; XPS, FIB-SEM, X-Ray Microscope, Raman […]

Seminar Notice: Zeiss Airyscan, 3View and Crossbeam FIB


Two seminars on the use of Electron and Optical Microscopy to answer critical questions in biology will be taking place on March 6th, 2018 hosted by Dr. Xuejun Sun of the Cross Cancer Institute. Cross Cancer Institute Room 3346 11560 University Ave 10:30am – 3D Imaging of Biomaterials Using Electron Microscopy 11:30am – Superresolution at the […]

Career Opportunity – G2V Optics Edmonton AB


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of G2V Optics (Edmonton, AB). Please see the following for more information: Electronics Systems Technologist  

VASE to Filmetrics material file conversion


Use VASE results directly in your Filmetrics measurements

Career Opportunity – 4D LABS, Simon Fraser University


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of 4D LABS (Simon Fraser University). Please see the following for more information: comp030.pdf