The University of Virginia Microfabrication Laboratories serve as the University's center for research across a broad front of activity in devices, circuits, microsystems, materials and processing methods. These activities share a 3,500 square foot clean room facility for microfabrication and materials research as well as a variety of other facilities for nanotechnology, microwave and optical analysis, and device design and testing. The University has recently approved a $10 million investment that will include new tools and equipment for the clean room.
The Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility is a state-of-the-art user facility located with the Materials Science and Engineering Department. The facility is dedicated to materials characterization, available for use by all qualified faculty, students and researchers at UVA, as well as by researchers from other universities and industries. The University has recently approved a $10 million investment that will include new state-of-the-art tools for this pan-University facility.
This laboratory is jointly operated by the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the UVA Physics Department. The lab creates electronic devices capable of operating in the millimeter and sub-millimeter wave range, with work including high-frequency millimeter-wave power generation, low-noise receiver elements, integrated-circuit antennas and quasi-optical techniques. The University has recently approved a $10 million investment that will include new state-of-the-art tools for this pan-University facility.