Equipment donated from Nanobio Systems arrives at Nanotech West Lab

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As The Ohio State University’s main hub for cutting-edge materials research, Nanotech West Laboratory services not only industry researchers, but students, staff and faculty. It is an extensively equipped and fully staffed space where researchers can access laboratories and equipment, as well as take advantage of in-house training, process and project support.


The expansive shared user facility, which is operated by the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), includes a 6,000-square-foot cleanroom, shared facilities for semiconductor and oxide epitaxy, materials and device characterization, 3D printing for clinical applications, and shared labs for research of energy storage materials and devices.


Recently, Nanotech West Lab’s capabilities expanded, with a generous donation of equipment from Nanobio Systems, formerly based in northeast Ohio.


This summer, a literal truckload of newly acquired equipment arrived at the West Campus facility. The donation included a wide range of instruments and lab supplies, like microscopes, cameras, sonicators and centrifuges.


The equipment will primarily benefit Nanotech West’s growing medical and energy-related spaces, with a portion of the supplies to be utilized within the Medical Modeling, Materials and Manufacturing (M4) Lab’s space in Beavis Hall, operated by College of Medicine and the College of Engineering’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME).


The Energy Innovation Lab (EIL) at Nanotech West Lab will install a new screen printer, which will allow rapid printing of circuit boards and other electronics. The EIL focuses on translating electrochemical energy storage (e.g. batteries) and conversion (e.g. fuel cells) research to meet the needs in the market through strategic, industrial partnerships.


Click here to learn more about IMR’s equipment donation program.


Story by Mike Huson, IMR communications coordinator.


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