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Nanoengineering & Sciences Building (NanoES)

AERB building

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Centers: Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES), Clean Energy Institute’s Research Training Testbed, Institute for Protein Design

Departments: Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Nanoengineering & Sciences Building is the 78,000-square-foot home to the Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES), the Clean Energy Institute’s Research Training Testbed, and the Institute for Protein Design. The building’s location near the center of campus and adjacent to the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building (MolES) ensures extremely low vibration and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Integrating with MolES and other existing facilities at UW, the building features unique fabrication and characterization equipment to measure and manipulate at the nanoscale. This equipment, combined with collaboration spaces and a new 90-seat general use classroom, provides capacity for interdisciplinary, leading-edge research and education.

Designed by ZGF Architects LLP, the Nanoengineering & Sciences Building opened with LEED Silver certification at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 4, 2017.