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The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) is a multidisciplinary core research facility and service center, within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, that 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. 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.

Vision:

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.

Mission:

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.
  • COSINC Icon showing a circle cut in half with the bottom having a coding arrow running downTo 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.

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