NanoTechnology Center


The Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials is an academic unit of Wake Forest University


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Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials

Wake Forest University

501 Deacon Boulevard

Winston-Salem NC 27105

Dr. David Carroll - Director

PH: (336)7271804


The “Nanotechnology Center” at Wake Forest University is an assembly of key capabilities for the enablement of faculty, staff and student nano research.  Many different WFU departments participate in the Center and our infrastructure continues to expand, embracing new areas of research. The role of the Nanotechnology Center within our community is:

  1. 1.Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials. This includes atomic-scale imaging and analysis of nanoparticles, nanostructures, and interfaces. Characterization capabilities are accessible primarily through high resolution scanning probes and electron microprobes. Our synthesis and materials processing supplements what is found in traditional synthesis labs with access to high temperature processing, controlled environmental processing, and multiple separation and sorting methodologies.

  2. 2.Device Fabrication and Lithographic Capabilities.  Cleanroom fab facilities support both organic and inorganic devices and cover a wide range of length scales. Lithography is an expanding capability of the facility and new capabilities are being added regularly.

  3. 3.Educational and Community Programs. At the Center these include formal classes and internship opportunities, which are an important part of cultivating a vibrant research environment at WFU.



The Nanotechnology Center 2019 the webpages of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University. The Center is a centralized user facility for the synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of materials and devices at the nanoscale.  It serves the research and development communities across the campuses of Wake Forest University as well as regional academic and industrial efforts ...