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Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab: The hub for semiconductor research and training in the Grainger College of Engineering

Holonyak Micro & Nanotechnology Lab: A jewel in The Grainger College of Engineering crown.

One of the largest university-based facilities working at the intersection of biology and engineering.

HMNTL is one of the country's largest and most sophisticated university facilities for conducting photonics, microelectronics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology research. Our 15 class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms, 46 general purpose labs, and 2,500 square foot biosafety level-2 bionanotechnology complex contain all the tools researchers need to conduct their work.

Device characterization lab (image of microscope)
Device Characterization Labs

Offers a variety of ultra-high-speed optical and electrical measurement and test equipment.

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A person conducts research in an HMNTL cleanroom.
Cleanroom Labs

Contains crystal growth capabilities and semiconductor fabrication tools.

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BioNanotechnology Laboratory

Allows interdisciplinary biological and micro and nanotechnology research experiments to be carried out simultaneously—all under the same roof.

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How To Use HMNTL Facilities

RESERVE ATRIUM/SEMINAR
Reserve space in the seminar room or atrium for an event.

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SCHEDULE TOOL USE
Find and schedule times to use the labs.

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LAB SAFETY TRAINING
Sign up for safety training from the Division of Research Safety.

Safety Training

RATES & FEES
Review rates and fees for each lab.

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2030 STRATEGIC PLAN

Looking into the 10-year horizon, we envision that HMNTL, building on a legendary cross-disciplinary legacy, can become a national and world leader in several emerging research areas with the highest societal and technological impact.

The major research thrusts are envisioned in high-speed electronics, photonics, quantum technologies, nanoscale low-power computing devices, power electronics, translational biotechnologies and neurotechnologies.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 6, 2022

Prelim Examination: Binghui Wang

Prelim Examination: Binghui Wang

Prelim Examination: Binghui Wang, September 29, 2022 @ 3:00 PM, Online, Exam Topic: Full profile inversion of Arecibo ISR topside returns of long pulse transmissions

Understanding the Mechanical Behavior of Small-scale Materials: Small for the sake of Big

Understanding the Mechanical Behavior of Small-scale Materials: Small for the sake of Big

Professor Gi-Dong Sim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

4100 Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building

Guest Lecture with Dr. Periannan Senapathy: 'Natural intelligence in genomes: Its origin at the dawn of life on earth'
HKN Hosts Databricks Tech Talk
HMNTL LECTURE: New (Ultra)wide Bandgap III-Nitride Semiconductors

HMNTL LECTURE: New (Ultra)wide Bandgap III-Nitride Semiconductors

Prof. Zetian Mi

HMNTL 1000 (Seminar Room)

HUG Initiative: Why and How to Apply to Grad School
Modeling barrier islands and fluvial-deltas across time scales: from a moving-boundary approach

Modeling barrier islands and fluvial-deltas across time scales: from a moving-boundary approach

Professor Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba, Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University

https://illinois.zoom.us/s/85110371157?pwd=b0RSM3NWQWZoUTJnYjArU3o2NFBnUT09 Passcode: 845248

Final Defense: Synthesis and Compositional Investigations of Electrodeposited Silicon for 3D Structured Lithium-ion Battery Anodes
Harnessing Plasmonic-Fluors for Ultrasensitive and Minimally-invasive Bio-diagnostics

Harnessing Plasmonic-Fluors for Ultrasensitive and Minimally-invasive Bio-diagnostics

Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD Washington University in St. Louis; The Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughes Professor, McKelvey School of Engineering "Harnessing Plasmonic-Fluors for Ultrasensitive and Minimally-invasive Bio-diagnostics"

Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD; Washington University in St. Louis; The Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughes Professor, McKelvey School of Engineering

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

SARS-CoV-2 dynamics across scales: From within-host dynamics to socioeconomic disparities

SARS-CoV-2 dynamics across scales: From within-host dynamics to socioeconomic disparities

IGB Faculty Spotlight Lecture Pamela Martinez Vargas, PhD University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Department of Statistics "SARS-CoV-2 dynamics across scales: From within-host dynamics to socioeconomic disparities"

Pamela Martinez Vargas, PhD; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Department of Statistics

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Prelim Examination: William North

Prelim Examination: William North

Prelim Examination: William North, October 4, 2022 @ 1:00 PM, MNTL 2003, Exam Topic: Engineering Semiconductor Laser Mode Properties Through Surface Patterning

MNTL 2003

2022 Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series: Data-Driven Nonlinear Reduced-Order Modeling for Solid and Fluid Mechanics

2022 Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series: Data-Driven Nonlinear Reduced-Order Modeling for Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Professor George Haller, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich

4100 Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building

Final Examination: Huozhi Zhou

Final Examination: Huozhi Zhou

Final Examination: Huozhi Zhou, October 5, 2022 @ 10:00 AM, CSL 301, Exam Topic: Interactive Learning in Nonstationary Environments

CSL 301

Emergent behavior and phase transition in cell-ECM systems mediated by long range cell-cell mechanical interaction

Emergent behavior and phase transition in cell-ECM systems mediated by long range cell-cell mechanical interaction

"Emergent behavior and phase transition in cell-ECM systems mediated by long range cell-cell mechanical interaction" Umnia Doha, PhD Student, Mechanical Science & Engineering Instrument: LSM 710 Lunch will be provided

Umnia Doha, PhD Student, Mechanical Science & Engineering

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Thriving in Graduate School: International Student Panel

Thriving in Graduate School: International Student Panel

The transition to graduate school is even more complicated when it is also accompanied by a transition to a new country. In this workshop, a panel of international graduate students will answer questions and share their experiences; all students are welcome to attend, but RSVP from international students will have priority.

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Tour the Bio and Nanotechnology Lab

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