User Facilities

In addition to extensive, specialized research facilities located within each group's laboratory, members of the ECEE department have access to a variety of shared user facilities in the Engineering Center and across the CU-Boulder campus to enable state-of-the-art research, including:

CNL logoThe Colorado Nanofabrication Laboratory, a node of the National Nanotechnology Infra-structure Network (NNIN), provides advanced clean-room facilities and tools for nano and microscale device fabrication, including optical and electron beam lithography, material deposition, chemical processing, and characterization including AFM, STM, ellipsometry, profilometry, and microscopy.

NCF logoThe Nanomaterials Characterization Facility, located in the Discovery Learning Center (DLC), supports rapidly expanding optics-related nano- technology research on campus by providing state-of-the-art tools including a field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), low-vacuum SEM (LVSEM), atomic force microscope (AFM), confocal laser scanning microscope, nanoindenter tools.

JILA Keck lab logoThe W.M. Keck Laboratory in JILA. The W. M. Keck Optical Measurement Laboratory provides a suite of general purpose optical measurement and characterization instruments to the researchers at JILA. It also includes nanofabrication facilities. The Keck Lab was designed to support research at JILA, but under certain conditions the facility is also available to other University of Colorado researchers and local industry.

The Biochemistry Instrument Core in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building provides access to a multitude of instruments and techniques including EPR, CD and fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, Sec-MALS and ITC. It also houses a variety of additional equipment, such as imaging systems, centrifuges, scintillation counter, sonicator and more.

The Soft Materials Research Center offers access to a host of experimental and computational facilities, including the Optical Microscopy Lab