• Nanofabrication and Imaging Center

GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center

Bridging Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Research

The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) features state-of-the-art microscopy instrumentation and a newly-constructed Class 100 cleanroom. GWNIC provides university-wide core infrastructure for research in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, public health, medicine and biomedical sciences. Located at the heart of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, the GWNIC is a catalyst for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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GWNIC Operating Status

To align with recommendations regarding COVID-19, all GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) operations will cease until further notice. Access to the facility will be limited to staff and emergency personnel only. GWNIC staff will work remotely and will be available during regular business hours. We will continue to monitor the situation and the university’s COVID-19 guidelines closely. Feel free to contact the GWNIC staff directly or email [email protected].


Annual CLEM Workshop

The five-day Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) Workshop, originally scheduled to be held in June, has been postponed. The next CLEM workshop will be held in June 2021.


Microscopy image


GWNIC comprises two imaging suites (~5,500 sq ft) with the latest light, confocal and electron microscopes. Sample preparation equipment and services are also available.

Explore the GWNIC Imaging Suite