Nano-Engineering Research Core Facility (NERCF)

Contact: Joseph Turner, DIRECTOR
Location: N213C Voelte-Keegan NanoScience Research Center, 855 N. 16th Street, Lincoln NE
Phone: (402) 472-1668

The Nano-Engineering Research Core Facility (NERCF) in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was completed in Spring 2016. The goal of the NERCF is to create a centralized, shared-user core facility that houses the state-of-the-science research instrumentation necessary to position the UNL researchers at the forefront of global research efforts focused on advanced manufacturing of materials, nanostructures and nanodevices. The NERCF enhances research capacity and quality by providing in-house nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities open to use by faculty across the University of Nebraska system. Further, it is the intent of this facility to become a regional hub for nano-engineering. The equipment and operations are funded in part by the Nebraska Research Initiative and the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development. The mission of the NERCF is to advance materials manufacturing efforts within the university and the state of Nebraska.


MakeModelEquipment Function
AJA InternationalFlagship ATC 2200Sputtering Coating System RF/DC
Anasys Instrumentsafm+Atomic Force Microscope
Asylum ResearchMFP-3DBio Atomic Force Microscope
Coherent Inc.AstrellaFemtosecond Laser System
FEI CompanyQuanta 200Environmental SEM
FEI CompanyHelios 660Dual Beam FIB/SEM
Hysitron LLCTI 950Triboindenter
Keyence CorporationVK-X200KConfocal laser scanning microscope
Lake Shore Cryotronics IncTTP4Cryogenic Probe Station
Quantum Design IncVersaLabVibrating Sample Magnetometer
Stratasys, Ltd.Objet 500 Connex33D printer
Thermal Technology LLC10-4 spark plasma sinteringSpark Plasma Sintering System