Message from the Director
WELCOME to the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) at the University of Illinois. The MNTL has a very rich history of innovation, excellence, and leadership evidenced through the development of many paradigm-shifting and revolutionary innovations such as the light emitting diode (LED), laser transistors, plasma display, just to name a few.
From its initial beginnings as a National Science Foundation-funded ‘Center for Compound Semiconductor’, the facility has evolved to the ‘Microelectronics Lab’ and into the current ‘Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory’. With the recently completed $18 million state-funded expansion, the MNTL has now morphed into a world renowned multidisciplinary laboratory, specializing in micro and nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and optoelectronics, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems, and bionanotechnology. Researchers at MNTL are pushing the frontiers in many aspects of Nanotechnology including nanofabrication, nanocharacterization, nanophotonic crystals, nanomedicine, nanobiosensors, etc.
The MNTL is a user facility available to campus researchers and also nationwide to other academic institutions and industry. We welcome students, faculty, industry, policy makers, and general public users and visitors.
We welcome you to visit us, use our facilities, and partner with us in advancing the state of micro and nanotechnology research for the betterment of society and the world at large.
Rashid Bashir, PhD.
Bliss Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering