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.

Summer 2017 Newsletter


This nanoFAB Summer 2017 Newsletter is provided as an update regarding ongoing activities which may be of interest to our user community. We would like to thank the members of our user community for their patience during the ongoing facilities disruptions—to the air handling, demin cooling, and electrical systems—which have been occurring as part of the […]

New negative-tone EBL resist in stock: AQM SiOx


AQM SiOx may be used as a replacement for Dow Corning HSQ electron-beam resist.

JEOL ARM S/TEM is now open for user training.


User training and staff analysis

Career Opportunity – NAIT Nanotechnology Systems


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of NAIT Nanotechnology Systems. A sessional instructor is needed for the Fall, teaching NANO1100 Cleanroom Practices.  Details as follows: Lab components of the course – 8 hrs in class time per week Pay: Approx $30-$50/hr depending on education and experience – NAIT pays sessional instructors 1 additional hour for every hour of […]

Spring 2017 Newsletter


The nanoFAB Spring 2017 Newsletter providing an update regarding ongoing activities which may be of interest to our user community. New Equipment/Processes Jeol TEM is now open for user training. If you are interested in being trained on the transmission electron microscope, please complete an LMACS request for training. Aluminum dry etch with the Oxford […]

New Leica Coater Enhances Microscopy.


Au/Pd film, Carbon film and Glow Discharge.

Avoiding corrosion when dry-etching aluminum


With the recent installation of our Oxford Instruments Cobra ICPRIE, it is now possible to dry-etch a much wider variety of materials at the nanoFAB, including metals. While some common metals—such as chromium—are straightforward to etch via ICPRIE, others—such as aluminum—require more care. It is the purpose of this post to highlight one subtlety which […]

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. ANTMSc-PhdPosition-2017-May

Career Opportunities – nanoFAB


We are pleased to announce the following career opportunities in the nanoFAB fabrication group: Fabrication Process Specialist Process Technician Please consider forwarding to any interested colleagues.

Career Opportunity – University of Waterloo


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of the Waterloo Nanofabrication Group. Postdoctoral/Research Associate Position in Microfabrication of III-V Semiconductor Devices A postdoc/RA position is available in a multidisciplinary lab at the University of Waterloo. In collaboration with a local company, the candidate will be responsible for the fabrication of III-V […]