Welcome to the QNFCF

The Quantum-Nano Fabrication and Characterization Facility (QNFCF) is a core scientific research platform operating under the University of Waterloo's Office of Research

The QNFCF operates ISO 4/5/6 cleanrooms in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre in addition to multiple satellite labs in the Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) and Research Advancement Center (RAC1 and RAC2) buildings.

Registered Members receive extensive hands-on training & benefit from access to detailed standard operating procedures and baseline nanofabrication processes.

  1. Sep. 13, 2021Update to QNC Hours of Operation

    For lab members with Advanced Equipment User status, the hours of operation for the QNC Cleanroom and QNC Packaging Lab have been expanded to 6AM to 10PM, seven days per week.

    The hours of operation for lab members with Entry Equipment User status remain 6AM to 6PM Monday to Friday.

    For more information please click here.

  2. Apr. 7, 2021Hours of Operation remain 6AM to 6PM Monday to Friday

    The QNFCF's hours of operation remain 6AM to 6PM Monday to Friday, until further notice.

    To allow people the opportunity to respond to unforeseen process and equipment issues that come up from time to time, a grace period of up to one hour is permitted after 6PM.

    To be clear, work in the lab must NOT be started that cannot be completed BY 6PM.

  3. Mar. 30, 2021QNC Cleanroom closed April 20

    The QNC Cleanroom will be closed all day on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 for preventive maintenance of the facility's ventilation and exhaust systems. The work will only impact the cleanroom.

    The planned activities are weather dependent; the date may have to be pushed out in the event of poor weather on April 20th.

    For safety, no access to the cleanroom will be permitted on the day of these maintenance activities.

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