2018 nanoFAB image contest


The second annual nanoFAB imaging contest is now open!

Advanced Microscopy for Aqueous and Insulating Materials


Freeze drying and Variable Pressure SEM/EDX.

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.

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 […]

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.

Updated Evacuation Procedure


The nanoFAB has made recent changes to our evacuation procedure in the hopes of providing additional clarity to our user community on what to do in the event of a building evacuation.  All users should read and familiarize themselves with the attached procedure. The main changes to the previous procedure are: Establishment of a single […]

Career Opportunity – Avalon Holographics


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of Avalon Holographics. Please see the following for more information. http://www.avalonholographics.com/careers.htm  

Seminar on atomic layer deposition (Picosun) – September 27th, 2018


Register for a public seminar on atomic layer deposition (Picosun).

Seminar on direct-write lithography (Heidelberg Instruments) – September 12th, 2018


Public seminar on maskless lithography (Heidelberg Instruments).

Micralyne On-Call Opportunity


Thank-you to all applicants – these positions have been filled. Micralyne Inc is looking for some assistance on an on call, casual basis at the University nanoFAB.  Micralyne employees work on projects at the nanoFAB that often require the presence of a safety buddy. We are building a list of on call students to act […]

Seminar on direct-write lithography (Advanced Micro Patterning) – August 29th, 2018


Public seminar on maskless lithography (Advanced Micro Patterning).

NAIT Nanotechnology Sessional Instructor Opportunity


The NAIT Nanotechnology Systems Program has a few sessional instructor opportunities available for this fall term. Details of the classes: Lecture component of NANO2320 – Synthesis and Application of Nanomaterials (see attached Course Outline) Teaching Schedule: Tue 3-4, Thu 1-2, Fri 9-10 at NAIT Main Campus, total of 3 hours of in class time per […]

Career Opportunity – Norcada


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of Norcada Inc. Please see the following for more information. MEMS Production Engineer Aug 2018

Career Opportunity – Gastops


The nanoFAB is pleased to share the following career opportunity on behalf of Gastops. Please see the following for more information. Gastops Microfluidics Researcher Job Description