Fundamentals of Micro and Nanofabrication OSTC:3750 0EXW 3 s.h. | Distance and Online Education
The University of Iowa

First-ever online lab course offered Fall 2017

Learn the fundamentals of micro and nanofabrication techniques involved in the manufacture of miniature devices.  This online course involves a series of remote and real-time laboratory sessions on state-of-the-art tools in cleanroom environments.

In this course, you will learn how:

  • to make devices or structures that are about one thousand times smaller than the size of a human hair.
  • devices such as iPhones, computer processors, various electronic gadgets, sensors, biomedical devices and DNA chips are fabricated.

Why is this course important?

This course encourgages interdisciplinary learning.  The skills you acquire are applicable in areas as diverse as computing, communications, energy, medicine, genomics and biomedical research and technology.  The field of micro and nanofabrication is the meeting ground of engineering, biology, physics, medicine and chemistry.  Most of these disciplines converge at the nanoscale toward the same building blocks, principles, tools of investigation and fabrication.  This emerging field is already impacting many areas of nanotechnology by generating new products.  

For more information contact Dr. Aju Jugessur, Director of the UI Microfabrication Facility, Optical Science and Technology Center at 319-353-2342 or email  

Watch a video where Dr. Jugessur explains what will be covered in the course.

Register today!