CNI SHARED LABS


The Shared Laboratory Facilities consist of a Clean Room for micro- and nanofabrication, a Shared Materials Characterization Laboratory, and an Electron Microscopy Laboratory. The Shared Labs provide access to cutting edge equipment and services for student and faculty researchers at Columbia University and other academic institutions as well as researchers from government, entrepreneurial ventures, and industrial companies.

The shared facilities include a wide range of micro and nanofabrication processing, characterization, and imaging instruments. The Clean Room offers access to a comprehensive set of tools for microfabrication and nanofabrication for applications such as nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices, micro and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), flexible electronics, nano-bio interfaces, and more. The Materials Characterization Laboratory and the Electron Microscopy Laboratory provide access to state-of-the-art instruments for chemical and structural characterization of materials at the micro- and nanoscale. Users are charged nominal fees for the use of individual instruments. These charges are intended to cover the cost of machine regular maintenance and consumables. The labs do not seek to profit from user charges.

In order to become a user of our labs, click on the respective lab of interest and follow the access protocol (Clean Room, SMCL, and EM). Sign up for the CNI labs newsletter,  using this link, for important lab related announcements, and open a Badger account which is required for the use of our labs. The new user account form can be downloaded here.

  • Full list of the Shared Labs Facilities equipment - PDF

  • Download our Equipment list flyer - PDF

  • Detailed list of the Shared Labs Facilities equipment - PDF

  • Price list for academic users using the Shared Labs Facilities - PDF (effective August 1, 2019).

  • Check out our External Users Program for lab users outside of Columbia.

  • CNI SHARED LABS IN THE MEDIA.

Users of the lab are encouraged to acknowledge CNI labs in their publications using this recommended wording: “This work was carried out in part in the Clean room / Electron Microscopy / Shared Materials Characterization/ lab of Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) Shared Lab Facilities at Columbia University”.

For more information please contact Dr. Nava Ariel-Sternberg or email cnilabs@columbia.edu.

From left to right: Jen Yu, Dan PAley, Nirit Porecki-Shamay (former clean room senrio engineer), Melody Gonzalez, Jim Hone (clean room Liaison pI), james vichiconti (Clean room director), nava ariel-sternberg (director of shared facilities), Tom Theis (retiring CNI executive Director), John Kymissis (Shared Facilities FAculty Director). This picture and many of the Gallery pictures were taken by Timothy Lee.

From left to right: Jen Yu, Dan PAley, Nirit Porecki-Shamay (former clean room senrio engineer), Melody Gonzalez, Jim Hone (clean room Liaison pI), james vichiconti (Clean room director), nava ariel-sternberg (director of shared facilities), Tom Theis (retiring CNI executive Director), John Kymissis (Shared Facilities FAculty Director). This picture and many of the Gallery pictures were taken by Timothy Lee.