Nanofabrication Facility

Top Ten Resources for Engineering Students

For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers a number of resources to help students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Below is a list of resources, programs and centers that are available to University of Houston students.

New UH Center Provides Training and Support for STEM Educators

The Cullen College of Engineering is part of a new University of Houston center that focuses on best practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to address the state’s need for increases in the number of students pursuing and graduating from these programs. 

New Tool to Advance Research Opportunities for Area Scientists, Students


An $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help fund the purchase of a cutting edge tool expected to boost nanofabrication research taking place on campus.

The 50 keV Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) System will be housed in the University of Houston Nanofabrication Facility, a state-of-the-art clean room enabling scientists to manipulate materials at the nanoscale in an environment virtually free from dust and other contaminants that can interfere with results.

University Opens State-of-the-Art Clean Room

Photo by Thomas Shea

Researchers from Greater Houston area welcome

Even the tiniest speck of dust can be a nuisance when you are working with nano-sized objects.

That’s because these objects are so small, tens of thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, even the tiniest dust particle can seem enormous.

College Faculty Establish Houston Chapter of Professional Group


Thanks to faculty at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering the city will have a new chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Nanotechnology Council.

Launched late last month, the Houston chapter is designed to locally promote this field where matter is manipulated at the atomic and molecular scale to create new manufactured products.