The KFU delegation headed by Rector Ilshat Gafurov got acquainted with Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania on March, 29.
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a premier facility that integrates state-of-the-art nanotechnology equipment. It was opened in 2013 by design of architectural firm Weiss/Manfredi. 78, 000 gross square foot facility houses several multi-user experimental laboratories critical to advanced research and development in nanotechnology. The following connected sections comprise the major components of the building:
- a 10,000 square-foot laboratory for micro/nanofabrication, including tooling for nanoscale and soft materials integration;
- a 10,000 square-foot advanced underground facility designed for temperature stability and excellent isolation from vibrational, acoustic, and electromagnetic noise;
- a Property Measurement Facility to provide reliable measurement capabilities in magnetometry, optics, electrical and thermal transport.
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology works as a common used center: 90% of its research is conducted by the University’s faculty. Other universities and companies (which research share is 10%) including foreign ones can use the Center on a paid basis. The amount of renting and training for outside users is 3-4 higher than for the University’s specialists. Those who want to use the Center have to obtain or submit the confirmation for working with the equipment.