Other Facilities

Stanford University supports nanoscale science & research through many shared and semi-shared facilities. As these are not part of the NNIN@Stanford, access may be limited to researchers in the Stanford community, the specific restrictions depending on the policies governing each individual facility. Service, equipment, or access fees are assessed at rates dependent on each facility. This suite of shared labs, which includes the NNIN@Stanford facilities, provides nano-science and engineering researchers with an expansive range of premier equipment and expertise.

Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL)
Contact: Richard Chin (rwchin@stanford.edu)
The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL), housed within the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, provides modern facilities for the characterization of materials. It is a sister facility to the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) in Stanford's National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) program. The instruments are available for all qualified users in the Stanford community, and for Stanford collaborators both locally and globally. Our mission is to provide high quality, useful data and insight for as wide a range of users as possible. We have several types of high resolution microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, and surface science analytical instruments.

Stanford Nano Center (SNC)
Contact: Richard Chin (rwchin@stanford.edu)
The SNC shared facilities include some of the most advanced nanoscale patterning and characterization equipment available, complementing the nearby Stanford Nanocharacterization Lab (SNL) and Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF). The new facilities have been built to meet cutting-edge requirements on the control of vibration, acoustics, electromagnetic interference, light, and cleanliness that are essential for the nanoscale instrumentation.


Cell Sciences Imaging Facility (CSIF)
Contact: Jon Mulholland (jwm@stanford.edu)
Location: Beckman Center
CSIF provides high-resolution imaging for the study of molecular and structural organization of cells and tissue including confocal, multi-photon, deconvolution, and ratio imaging fluorescence light microscopy.

Chemistry NMR Facility
Contact: Dr. Stephen Lynch (srlynch@stanford.edu)
The NMR Facility for the Stanford University Chemistry Department houses 5 Varian NMR Spectrometers.

Chemistry Optical Spectroscopy Facility
Contact: Dr. Stephen Lynch (srlynch@stanford.edu)
The Optics Facility for the Stanford University Chemistry Department houses 4 Optical Spectroscopy Instruments.

Environmental Measurement I: Gas-Solution Analytical Center
Contact: Scott Fendorf (fendorf@stanford.edu)
The EM-1: Gas-Solution Analytical Center provides quantitative analysis and technical expertise to members of the Stanford community needing to conduct soil, gas, and water measurements.

Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory
Contact: David Mucciarone (dam1@stanford.edu), Peter Blisniuk (blisniuk@stanford.edu)
Location: Mitchell Building and Green Earth Sciences Building
The Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SIBL) at Stanford University's School of Earth Sciences provides analytical facilities and technical expertise to members of the Stanford community who need to determine stable isotope ratios of a variety of organic and inorganic materials from both terrestrial and marine environments.

Stanford ICPMS/TIMS Facility
Contact: Prof. Kate Maher (kmaher@stanford.edu)
Location: Green Earth Sciences Building
The Plasma Lab is a shared analytical facility in the School of Earth Sciences that includes key capabilities in the areas of radiogenic isotope geochemistry, non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry, and high-sensitivity geochemical analyses.

Stanford/USGS Micro Analysis Center
Contact: Joe Wooden (jwooden@stanford.edu)
Location: Green Earth Sciences Building

Stanford Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Contact: Dr. Corey Liu (liuc@stanford.edu)
The Stanford Magnetic Resonance Laboratory is a research facility within the Stanford University School of Medicine. The goal of this facility is to provide research instrumentation and expertise in the area of solution-phase, high resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The research focus of the facility is primarily in the study of biological macromolecules. Collaborating researchers also use the facility to study properties of polymers, minerals, soils, and for NMR imaging experiments.

Stanford Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Contact: Dr. Allis Chien (allis@stanford.edu)
Location: Seely G. Mudd Building
The Vincent Coates Foundation Mass Spectrometry Laboratory supports the mass spec & proteomics facility as a shared core resource.

Semi-shared facilities and labs

Nanomagnetics Facility
Contact: Shan Wang (sxwang@stanford.edu)
The Nanomagnetics Facility in the Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology provides processing and chacterization capabilities for magnetic and other novel materials.

Microsystems Laboratory Cleanshop
Contact: Beth Pruitt (Pruitt@stanford.edu)
The MERL Cleanshop houses a class 10000 cleanroom soft lithography facility that is owned and maintained by the Pruitt Microsystems Lab. We offer access to our equipment as a courtesy to other MERL research groups on a limited basis. Only students in research labs housed in MERL or affiliates while directly collaborating with those labs are eligible to use the soft lithography facility in the MERL Cleanshop. Note that any MERL PI may discuss placement of other equipment requiring cleanliness control in the cleanshop with the ME/MEMS faculty users (Pruitt, Kenny, Goodson, Santiago, Zheng, Cutkosky, etc).

Stanford Microfluidics Foundry
Contact: Stephen Quake (quake@stanford.edu)
Location: Clark Center
Our mission is to be the main service provider of integrated microfluidic devices on Stanford campus servicing universities and academic institutions. We aim to make our services and designs readily accessible and promote use in a wide variety of applications. The Stanford Microfluidics Foundry is a newly built Class 10,000 cleanroom facility.