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.

15 Cleanrooms, 46 General Purpose Labs, and a Large Biosafety Level-2 Complex all under one roof.

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 space in the seminar room or atrium for an event.

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Find and schedule times to use the labs.

Schedule Tool Use

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

Safety Training

Review rates and fees for each lab.

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All University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign visits have been suspended indefinitely in response to proactive policies instituted by our university to protect the health and welfare of all participants and attendees amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. All cleanroom new user training is canceled until further notice as well.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021

Three-Phase Heat Transfer

Three-Phase Heat Transfer

Professor Jonathan Boreyko, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

2005 MEL John Deere Pavilion and https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86409551093?pwd=RzlaUnJSbTk0SlNJaVhqYllOOHZtdz09 Passcode: 514108

Q&A with Picture A Scientist Director

Q&A with "Picture A Scientist" Director

The IGB is hosting a virtual Q&A with Ian Cheney, one of the two directors of the documentary "Picture A Scientist."

Ian Cheney, American documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and producer


YUNCHUAN AISINJIORO - SOO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE : Taylor Bubbles: Faster, Dangerous, Unstable

"YUNCHUAN AISINJIORO - SOO DISTINGUISHED LECTURE" : Taylor Bubbles: Faster, Dangerous, Unstable

Professor Andrea Prosperetti, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)





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