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

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.