Research Facilities

MNTL 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.


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Illinois receives $3 million in NIH funding to develop neural probe for monitoring brain chemistry

In an NIH-funded project, University of Illinois professors Bashir, Vlasov and Sweedler lead a multi-disciplinary team developing a probe to monitor brain chemistry.

Creating better devices: The etch stops here

A new etching technique for creating nanoscale devices, which was developed by UI researchers, is more precise than ever before possible

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