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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.

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.

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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.

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

Safety Training

Review rates and fees for each lab.

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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

Jun 2, 2023 - Jun 9, 2023

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