Our Facilities

The George Washington University (GW) Nanfabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) is centrally-located on GW's Foggy Bottom Campus. GWNIC equipment and services are open to the GW community and external users.
Nanofabrication Suite

Nanofabrication Suite

The GWNIC Nanofabrication Suite features state-of-the-art equipment for lithography, deposition, etching, thermal processes, measurement and characterization.

Highlights of the Nanofabrication Suite in Science and Engineering Hall

  • Approximately 5,000 sq ft of Class 100 cleanroom
  • Adjoins an approximately 4,000 square foot microscopy suite
  • Slab-on-grade construction to minimize vibrations
  • Passive and active shielding to prevent electromagnetic interference
Learn More about our Nanofabrication Equipment
Microscopy Suite

Imaging Suites

The GWNIC Imaging Suites provide university-wide core resources for acquisition and analysis of microscopic images and data. Together, the suites feature light microscopy, confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIBSEM) and infrastructure for preparation of microscopy samples utilizing the latest and most precise sectioning tools.

Highlights of the Imaging Suite in Science and Engineering Hall

  • Approximately 4,000 sq ft
  • Adjoins an approximately 5,000 square foot Class 100 cleanroom
  • Slab-on-grade construction to minimize vibrations
  • Passive and active shielding to prevent electromagnetic interference

Highlights of the Imaging Suite in Ross Hall

  • Approximately 1,500 sq ft
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Features lab bench space, biosafety hood, a microsurgery lab, a Vibratome for sectioning and a cell culture incubator
Learn More about our Microscopy Equipment