Facilities

Roll-to-roll Nanoimprint LithographyUMass Amherst’s Roll-to-Roll Process Facility for Nanomanufacturing features tools for nanoimprint patterning, roll-to-roll imprinting and microgravure coating of self-assembled materials, polymer nanoparticle composites and other functional hybrid materials.  This unique suite of tools makes the CHM one of the top facilities in the U.S. to study nanostructured coatings via R2R technologies.  Skilled personnel and full-time facility management assure that project outcomes are optimized. In addition, world-class laboratory facilities for nanotechnology and polymer research are also available for use by outside researchers on a scheduled, user-fee basis, for companies engaged in a research relationship with UMass Amherst. To explore opportunities for accessing tools in the R2R Process Facility, contact Susanna Perkins.


The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) includes a Nanotechnology Cleanroom Laboratory, with process equipment for metallization, e-beam lithography, deposition and etch, photolithography, and wet chemistry. Access to the Nanotechnology Cleanroom Laboratory is available for companies engaged in a research relationship with the CHM. For more information, contact Susanna Perkins.

Other Research Facilities: Selected research facilities within the Conte National Polymer Research Center are available for use by outside researchers on a scheduled, user-fee basis. These include the shared experimental facilities of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Polymers (Thermal Characterization, X-Ray, NMR, Optical and Electron Microscopy, Nanostructures Laboratory, Computing, Molecular Weight Facility, Rheology, Surface Science, Optical and Vibrational Spectroscopy, and Photovoltaic); UMass Amherst Mass Spectrometry Center; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility; W. M. Keck Nanostructures Laboratory; and the X-Ray Facility.