The Norfolk State University (NSU) Micro- and Nano-technology Center (MiNaC) is a 6,000 square foot clean-room facility which enables the production of microelectronics and opto-electronics devices on the micro- and nano-scale. It is a Class 100/Class 1000 user facility. It provides unique processing capabilities not only for NSU researchers, but also for researchers around the region. MiNaC houses equipment that enables the deposition and etching of thin films, the patterning of devices and micro-structures, and wet chemical processing. This premiere facility enables faculty and student researchers to have access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilitating novel research.
MiNaC Vision: The NSU Cleanroom is a world-class facility that engages teams of NSU researchers in partnership with private industry, government laboratories, and other university investigators in the development of micro and nano-scale technologies, including sensors, devices, and advanced materials. The NSU Cleanroom is an incubator for the creation of entrepreneurial enterprises that support economic strength in the Hampton Roads Community and technological advances in the United States. The NSU Cleanroom is a key stakeholder in the education and training of diverse populations for careers in engineering and technology.