The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is a national user facility with a focus on commerce, supporting the U.S. nanotechnology enterprise from discovery to production by providing industry, academia, and other government agencies with access to world-class nanoscale measurement and fabrication methods and technology. The CNST's shared-use NanoFab gives researchers access to and training on a state-of-the-art tool set required for cutting-edge nanotechnology development. A simple application process is designed to get work started in a few weeks.
The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) with a focus in on the development of nanomanufacturing processes. The CHM has three Technical Research Group areas (nanoscale materials and processes, nanoelectronics and bionanotechnology) and Process Development Test Beds that advance the implementation of new nanomanufacturing methods, including, for example, block copolymer and nanoimprint patterning technologies.