• 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 features ~5,000 sq ft of Class 100 cleanroom with major instrument clusters for lithography, deposition, etching, measurement and characterization.

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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

Upcoming Workshops

3D/4D Imaging

3D/4D Visualization and Analysis

Offered by GWNIC and Bitplane, this workshop will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm in Science and Engineering Hall.

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Plasma Processing

Fundamentals of Plasma Processing

Offered by GWNIC and Plasma-Therm, this workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm in Science and Engineering Hall.

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Correlative Microscopy Sample

Correlative Microscopy Workshop

GWNIC and various vendors will present a five-day correlative microscopy workshop on GW's Foggy Bottom campus. The workshop will be held June 10-14, 2019.

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