COSINC iconColorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) is a multidisciplinary core research facility and service center.

We provides access to state-of-the-art equipment in the areas of micro and nanofabrication, nanomaterials characterization and metrology and offers expertise and advanced hands-on training in the same related areas, within the College of Engineering and Applied Science. It is an open-research facility serving the academic, industrial and governmental researchers across campus and beyond. The facility offers a common platform for the convergence of multiple scientific and engineering disciplines and facilitates collaborative research with strategic partners and information exchange.


COSINC will play an instrumental role in leading Colorado in the areas of micro-, nano- fabrication and materials characterization by effectively providing open-access services to state-of-the-art instrumentation, advanced education and hands-on training in these areas within the region, while impacting and enabling innovations in a wide range of scientific and technological research areas, ranging from electronics, photonics, quantum science, energy and environment to bio-medical, pharmaceutical and nanomedicine.


COSINC will strive and sustain efforts to achieve the following:

  • To provide shared experimental capabilities with advanced equipment, skilled personnel and effective training in nanomaterials characterization and micro- and nano-fabrication technologies.
  • To train and support graduate and undergraduate research in the applications of nanomaterials characterization, micro- and nano-fabrication.
  • To advance fundamental and technical knowledge in the area of nanomaterials characterization, micro- and nano-fabrication technologies.
  • To promote multidisciplinary research and training through the usage of the fabrication and characterization tools at the micro/nano scale.