Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF) is a state-of-the-art nanotechnology center with laboratories open to academia, small and large industry and government for nanoscience research, engineering and product development.

HFN has been a member of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) since its founding in 1994.

NNIN, through a consortium of 14 universities, provides users across the nation with open access to leading-edge tools and instrumentation with capabilities for fabrication, synthesis, design, characterization, simulation, and integration for nanoscience research projects.

You can visit NNIN's website at www.nnin.org.




Our mission includes:
  Research experience for Undergraduates
  Research experience for Teachers
  Nano education to students and the community at-large

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HNF By The Numbers

Our Labs

 
At HNF our goal is to assist our users in the research, development and manufacturing of quality nano technology that is pollution-free, standards-compliant and environmently friendly.

HNF occupies a specially renovated wing on the first floor of the Engineering Building on Howard University's campus. We offer access to five large laboratories and well-equipped cleanrooms covering 6000 sq. ft. of space , our experienced personnel, and the highest standards in nano testing, evaluation and development.

Our clients range from US Federal Government contractees, Fortune 500 companies, mid-size colleges and universities, as well as small to mid-sized manufacturing companies.

HNF is an established centralized user facility containing over $12M of characterization, micro- and nano fabrication equipment.  We are committed to providing secure, confidential and professional services at competitive prices. Contact us to discuss your project and arrange a tour of our facilities.







Take a photo tour of our labs in action.

Howard Nanosacle Science and Engineering Facility
Located in the heart of DC



HNF Outreach Programs

NANOExpress

Mobile Nano-technology Truck

Our mobile science theme park bringing the latest in nano science & technology to a school or expo near you.

 

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NANOEXPRESS

 

 

NANO Talk Radio

Hosted by HNF's Dr. Gary L. Harris

Nano is On-The-Air! Join the discussion with our Gary L. Harris on the latest in nano technology & research.

 

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NANO TALK

 

 

NANO Primer+Quiz

Test your NANO-knowledge

Test your basic knowledge of nano technology and take the NANO QUIZ. Or go deeper with the NANO PRIMER.

 

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TAKE THE QUIZ

 

 

NANO Glossary

Common terms in Nano-technology

Nano-talk is hot! Ok, not yet, but find the meaning of words and phrases commonly used in the nano-community here.

 

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NANO GLOSSARY

REU

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Check out past and present info on our NNIN sponsored research programs for undergraduate students.

 

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REU PROGRAMS

RET

Research Experience for Teachers

Teachers, bring the realities of real-world nano science and technology to your classroom environment.

 

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RET PROGRAMS

 







Featured HNF Research Projects

Over the years, HNF users have conducted research that may, someday, revolutionize the way we think about nano product application and engineering.

Listed here are the abridged-versions of a number of projects conducted at our lab facilities.

Title/Description

Author(s)

Findings

Syntheses and Characterization of Novel, Homoleptic Zn (II) x-Enaminoesterates for the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) of Semiconducting ZnO Thin

Ol.O. Onakoya,   J. Matthews,
T. Ouattara

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Si-Ag Composite Fabrication for Infrared Detector

Chichang Zhang and Clayton W. Bates Jr.

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5.6MB

Vertically Aligned high density GaN Nanowires with Ni catalyst

Dr. M. He

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6.0MB

Friction Force Microscopy of Si (111) and SiC (3C & 6H)

Isaac Ansah and M. Mosleh

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6.3MB

Multifunctional ZnO Nanostructures

R.D. Vispute

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7.3MB

CMOS Surface Acoustic Wave Oscillators

A. Nurashikin,   M. Zaghloul,   C. Korman,   and S. Ahmadi

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3.0MB

Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) of Silver Nanoparticles on to Geometrically and Compositionally Modified Substrates

Brandon Jenkins and James Mitchell

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4.1MB

3C-SiC Micro-sensor for Wireless Blood Pressure Measurements

Nupur Basak,   G.L. Harris,   K. Wise

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4.0MB

Evaluation of Surface Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles (MNPs) on Human Prostate Carcinoma Cells

Nefertiti Patrick,   Gary Harris,   James Mitchell,   Winston Anderson,   Arthur Thorpe,   and Otto Wilson

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5.0MB

Synthesis of a BioMEM System for Direct Delivery of Cancer Drugs

Andrew Ulises Abreu,   Nefertiti Patrick,   Prof. Soboyejo,   Gary L. Harris

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7.0MB

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HNF Senior Faculty and Staff

Gary L. Harris

James Griffin

Tongxin Wang

Tina L. Brower

Xiangdong Liu

Nefertiti P. Jackson

Anthony Gomez

William L. Rose

Crawford Taylor

If you have any questions about our labs, grad services, or need some help with your current project, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our faculty/staff.


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Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility (HNF)
Howard University
2300 6th St., NW
Washington, DC 20059

Main Phone: 202-806-6618
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