New 216,000 GSF building with state-of-the-art Class 100 and 1000 cleanrooms, imaging suites, makerspace, and chemistry teaching laboratories. Being one of the largest and most advanced research buildings built on campus, MIT.nano helps to modernize the Institute’s nanotechnology, materials, and engineering systems research capacities for over 2,000 MIT faculty and students. Putting these under a single roof and combining them with advanced fabrication tools and materials processing capabilities maximizes collaboration and supports cutting-edge nanoscale research that addresses global challenges in health, energy, computing, and more.
The facility's cleanroom space consists of specialized research equipment for micro and nanofabrication. The core imaging facility contains some of the most precise microscopes requiring very low vibration, acoustic, and electromagnetic interference and accommodates high resolution imaging to monitor 3D nanomanipulation processes. Laboratory space supports very fine-scale materials characterization, lithography, and other practices, and provides space for future growth. The top floor of the building houses advanced organic-based chemistry teaching labs, some of which can be converted to clean packaging and prototyping. This chemistry teaching cluster offers a unique program for undergraduates, developed to provide a strong educational foundation in experimental chemistry to all students. The facility makerspace ties into MIT’s campus-wide network of makerspaces serving different departments and disciplines. LEED Platinum Certified.