Access the Facilities

The George Washington University (GW) Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) offers its equipment and services to the GW community and external users.

To contact us with questions about the GWNIC or gaining access to our facilities, please email [email protected].





Training & Consultation

GWNIC provides training on operation of equipment, and can furnish customized training and advice on achieving the highest quality sample preparation, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation. Consultation with GWNIC staff is required prior to using the facilities.

Usage Fees

Fees for use of equipment and services have been established in accordance with GW’s policy on Interdepartmental Service Centers and Recharge Centers and with consultation and approval by the GW Office of the Comptroller. The fees are established to be competitive with similar resources.

View Imaging Usage Fees

View Nanofabrication Usage Fees

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

GWNIC uses a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to schedule and track use of instrumentation. The system also allows GWNIC users to make reservations for instrumentation training.

The LIMS tracks the use of equipment in real time and prioritizes usage to provide full transparency in how the Center’s resources are being utilized. Instrumentation usage is tracked against specific projects and associated funding sources.

GWNIC requires all users and principal investigators to be registered within the LIMS.

Registered GWNIC Users

If you are a registered user of instrumentation or trainings, please login to the LIMS.

Please note: Our LIMS is optimized to work in the Chrome browser.

New to GWNIC?

Contact [email protected] to schedule a consultation with GWNIC staff. The consultation may include an assessment of the user’s requirements, arranging appropriate training and registering new users in the Center’s Laboratory Information Management System.

Safety Policies & Procedures

GWNIC and its investigators comply with policies and procedures as outlined by the university’s Office of Research Safety including:

GWNIC and its investigators also comply with policies and procedures as outlined by Environmental Health and Safety including:

Acknowledging GWNIC

The George Washington University Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) should be acknowledged in publications or presentations resulting from work done in whole or in part using GWNIC facilities, staff or other resources. Author(s) can word this acknowledgement in any way they choose. Immediately below is the recommended acknowledgement, particularly for peer-reviewed journal publications:

This work was performed in part at the George Washington University Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC).

If a GWNIC logo is required for your presentation or poster, please email a request to us at [email protected] with a brief description of how it will be used.