Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC)​

Facility summary


  • Location: Suites in ECEE 271 and SEEL 181​
  • Technology focus: Material Characterization and Imaging, ISO 5 cleanroom, ​Lithography, Thin-film deposition, Reactive Ion Etch, Optical Masks, Nanofabrication​
  • Available techniques / equipment summary: SEM, FESEM, FIB-SEM, AFM, STM, Micro/Nano Lithography, Sputter, Material Evaporation, Mask Aligner, Laser writers, ICP Reactive Ion Etcher, Cleanroom, wet-processing
  • Open to: CU Boulder, local, regional universities, companies, nation-wide


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.​

Aju Jugessur

Aju Jugessur PhD
Director, COSINC

Tomoko Borsa

Tomoko Borsa PhD

Gustavo Saenz, PhD

Gustavo Saenz, PhD