New Site Director at University of Washington NNIN Site
Prof. Karl F. Bohringer has agreed to assume sole directorship of both the NTUF and the UW NSF NNIN center. He will continue to expand capabilities and ensure seamless integration of both facilities. During the past 6 months, Karl has been instrumental in securing new funding to support staffing and advanced instrumentation growth. His leadership has provided an increase in both external and internal users of the MFF andhis leadership will also help secure growth in the use of NTUF instrumentation. Karl is a well-known expert in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), serving as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering and holding the John M. Fluke Distinguished Chair of Engineering.
Prof. Karl Böhringer and Prof. François Baneyx have worked together as co-PIs of the UW node associated with the NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). The NNIN is an integrated partnership of fourteen user facilities that provide unparalleled opportunities for nanoscience and nanotechnology research, education, and training. The UW Nanotechnology User Facility (NTUF) and Microfabrication Facility (MFF) together contribute to NNIN capabilities in nanoscale fabrication, synthesis, and characterization. The facilities are available to qualified users not only from UW but also from other universities and industry. Together, their leadership has resulted in increased use of these advanced instruments.