Center for Nanotechnology and Quantum Materials at Wake Forest University


Our Mission


The Nanotech Center is a shared instrumentation facility for the WFU community. It provides a multi-campus, regional, focus for research and discovery in ...

green technologies, 

quantum information technologies,

biomedical devices 


The Center enables excellence in R&D through the resource development of four CORE labs:


  • Materials synthesis and processing,

  • Cleanroom and microfabrication,

  • Analytical electron microscopy, x-ray and Auger analysis,

  • Optical testing.

An extensive outreach program of workshops, seminars, and curricular offerings enhances NANOTECH's engagement among users and cross-seeds new ideas and techniques within the community.

Fee Structure

The facilities are supported primarily by user fees. However, the University supplements operations for reduced fee access for its faculty, staff, and students. In some circumstances fees may be waved altogether. Thus, research financing should never impede access to good scientific tools.  


The Nanotech Center does not have members in the usual sense. Its users are Center members. Operations of the Center are governed by an oversight Board consisting of faculty (representatives of different user groups), outside scientists, the director, a grad student representative. This group is intended to represent the interests of all stakeholders: users, administrators, staff, students.

501 Deacon Blvd. in Winston Salem NC 27105

Founded in 2004, the Nanotech Center was among the first research facilities in NC to be built for the safe handling and containment of nanomaterials.

The 2022/2025 Governing Board of NANOTECH


Dany Kim-Shapiro

Science Board Member


Vojislav Krstić

Science Board Member


Olivia Walker

EM Board Member


Noah Patterson

Science Board Member


Oana Jurchescu

Cleanroom Board Member


Ellie Alipour

Grad Student Board Member


Eric Chapman

Building & Facilities Member