Welcome to the Münster Nanofabrication Facility

The MNF is a state-of-the-art, 300 nanofabrication machine park classified from ISO 5 to 7. Located at the University of Münster, we provide nanostructuring and nanofabrication technologies for an interdisciplinary research community of scientists and engineers in physics, chemistry, earth sciences and biology, both within and outside of the university.

If you are interested in exploring advanced nanofabrication and nanoanalytics techniques, the MNF is here for you.

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History of the MNF


October 19th, 2023

Registration is open!

Join us for an even bigger event this time around, with:

  • a keynote presentation from Prof. Harald Fuchs
  • multidisciplinary talks from experts in nanoanalytics and fabrication
  • multiple hands-on, interactive workshops in SoN and CeNTech
  • tours of IONTOF GmbH and our cleanrooms
  • prizes for the best posters
  • a ZEISS sponsored SEM Imaging contest, with an exciting grand prize!

Register for MNF Day soon, as space is limited! Registration closes on the 30th of September.

History of the MNF

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The first cleanroom at the University of Münster was established in the Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech) in 2003. Following the University's expanding presence in nanoscience, this original facility required significant upgrades to meet the needs of researchers and remain competitive with peer institutions.

Through the approval of the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) research program, the WWU received a multi-million euro investment, including a capital equipment upgrade and several large instrument grants. In 2017 the MNF expanded into brand new cleanroom facilities in the SoN building.

Supporting its full transformation into the Münster Nanofabrication Facility (MNF), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) provided funding in 2020 to establish the MNF as a core university facility providing services for university members and external users.