MIT.nano is a new interdisciplinary facility for nanoscale research, under the oversight of the Vice President for Research. Our shared facilities are open to faculty, students, and researchers from any school, or department at MIT. We're also open to other academic and industry users from outside of MIT.
MIT.nano staff members are assuming administrative responsibility for a set of functioning core laboratories with facilities located in other buildings at MIT, as well as establishing collaborative relationships with centers and departments that manage related toolsets. Following our official launch in October 2018, MIT.nano will become fully operational over the next three to five years. We are now identifying, acquiring, and transferring tools and instruments into our facility and expect the first labs and tools/instruments to become available to researchers in Spring 2019.
Our immediate priorities are:
- Testing building systems and preparing MIT.nano to become an active research site;
- Identifying potential tools and instruments for transfer to MIT.nano’s cleanrooms and other facilities and assuming responsibility for existing toolsets located in other parts of the campus
- Developing policies, procedures, training, and other systems to support our community of researchers;
- Establishing collaborative relationships with departments, labs, and centers with shared interests in nanoscale research.