University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility Open House


Fri 10/23/15 - Free Event Open to Public

  • Hands-on operation on one-of-a-kind nanotool in Iowa—Raith Voyager Ebeam to sculpt nanostructures.
  • See in action the manufacturing technologies involved in the next generation of nano-devices, from DNA sequencing chips, sensors for cancer cells detection, drug delivery devices to LED lights, solar cells, transistors and smart phones.
  • Participate in hands-on demonstrations on several state-of-the-art nanotools in a dust-free facility.

Free Event, Refreshments will be served.

Registering on this page will ensure that you are included in the IEEE group!  

We will also plan to send a reminder out by that morning for people who register.

  Date and Time




  • 205 North Madison St
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • United States 52240
  • Building: Iowa Advance Technology Labs (IATL)
  • Room Number: Conference RM 104

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  • Also Manas Roy <> or Tim Schoenfelder 319-775-0520 

  • Co-sponsored by CRIEEE MTT Chapter
  • Starts 13 October 2015 07:55 AM
  • Ends 23 October 2015 12:00 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
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Aju Jugessur
Aju Jugessur of University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility


The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility: Converging Science and Technology at the Nanoscale

Nanofabrication is the meeting ground of engineering, biology, physics, medicine and chemistry. Most of these disciplines converge at the nanoscale towards the same building blocks, principles, tools of investigation and fabrication. The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF) offers a common platform for the convergence of multiple scientific and engineering disciplines and facilitates collaborative research with strategic partners and information exchange. The UIMF is an interdisciplinary central research facility and service center that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment in the areas of micro and nanofabrication, metrology, device characterization and offers expertise and advanced training courses in the same related areas. It is an open-research facility serving the academic, industrial and governmental researchers across campus and beyond. Key research areas enabled include micro- and nanofabrication techniques, optical devices, sensors, micro/nano-electronic devices, plasmonics, graphene electronics, photovoltaic, bio-medical and micro- and nanofluidics.

Hands-on demos and lab tours: Visitors will wear cleanroom suits to visit the lab where the state-of-the-art tools on nanofabrication that include thin-film, etching and lithography are housed. Visitors will be provided with hands-on demonstrations on various tools and processes.


Aju Jugessur received a Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics, Electronic engineering, with a focus on Nanofabrication, from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University, Canada. His expertise is in the area of photonic devices, nanolithography, and nanofabrication. He was a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he spearheaded the establishment and development of the state-of-the-art Nanolithography Facility. He has introduced courses on nanolithography and micro- and nanofabrication that he is currently teaching. He is currently the Director of the University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research interests are at the crossroads of several areas such as photonic crystals, nanofabrication and optical sensing. He has authored numerous scientific and technical journal publications. He is a Member of IEEE and the American Nanosociety.

Address:Iowa, United States

Aju Jugessur of University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility


The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility: Converging Science and Technology at the Nanoscale


Address:Iowa, United States


Venue and Directions: 

1:00pm-1:30pm Introduction: ~30mins Conference RM 104 Iowa Advance Technology Labs (IATL), 205 North Madison St.

1:40-5:00pm Hands-on NanoTool Demos: ~45mins to 1hr (each group tour) IATL 170, 172, 174, 205 North Madison Street

Parking: IMU Parking Ramp located across Madison Street to the east.

NOTE1: All the activities will be at the Iowa Advance Technology Labs (IATL), 205 North Madison St.

NOTE2: A thorough gowning process involving 2 additional steps is required due to nanoscale fabrication as any particulate contamination will impact the processes.