About the Münster Nanofabrication Facility (MNF)
The Münster Nanofabrication Facility (MNF) is a Core Science Facility administrated by the University of Münster (WWU) and operates two cleanrooms in the Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech) and the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN).
A state-of-the-art machine park for advanced nanofabrication, the MNF is an internal service provider offering cleanroom laboratory space to an interdisciplinary research community of graduate students, postdocs and research associates in chemistry, physics and biology.
The initial cleanroom in CeNTech was completed in 2003 and serves a diverse research community in nanophysics, nanobiology, nanochemistry and materials science. Following the University's expanding presence in nanoscience, the original facility required significant upgrades to meet the needs of researchers and remain competitive with peer institutions. Through the approval of the SoN research program, the WWU received a multimillion euro investment including capital equipment upgrade, as well as several large instrument grants.
In 2017 the MNF expanded into brand new cleanroom facilities in the SoN building.