The Center for Nanoscale Systems is a shared use core facility at Harvard University. Our scientific focus is the study, design, and fabrication of nanoscale structures and their integration into large and complex interacting systems.
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The Center for Nanoscale Systems is a shared use core facility at Harvard University. Our scientific focus is the study, design, and fabrication of nanoscale structures and their integration into large and complex interacting systems.
CNS Facilities
Two sites. Three exceptional research resources.


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  • AB-2 RCA Cleaning Wet Process Station

    Feb 27 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Bok Yeop Ahn

    G07, acid bay inside cleanroom

  • Arctica . Part I . Theory

    Feb 28 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Stephan Kraemer

    B58 (Arctica Control Room)

  • ALD-2 GEMStar ALD Training

    Feb 29 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Mughees Khan

    Wet Processing Bay - CNS cleanroom

  • SEC - DSC Training

    Mar 01 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Nicholas Colella

    SEC LL2.226

  • Denton E-beam Evaporator (EE-4) training

    Mar 05 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Ed Macomber

    LISE G07 (cleanroom); PVD Bay


23 Feb, 2024

Where Nano + AM Converge

Annual NNCI Nano + Additive Manufacturing Summit

July 30-31 2024 | Louisville, KY

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12 Feb, 2024

Workshop on Quantum Engineering Infrastructure II

McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024

The Workshop on Quantum Engineering Infrastructure II (WQEI2) brings together the quantum engineering and nanofabrication communities to develop short‐ and long‐term solutions for supporting quantum research within the US network of nanofabs. The agenda includes overview talks on specific quantum platforms, followed by panel sessions for discussion on how to meet the future fabrication challenges. The workshop is sponsored by the NSF, in coordination with the NNCI TransformQuantum Research Community, and the NSF AccelNet Global Quantum Leap (GQL) program.

Confirmed speakers / panelists:
William Oliver, MIT
Mark Eriksson, UW‐Madison
Neil Sinclair, Harvard
Chris Palmstrøm, UCSB
Sergey Frolov, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Kyle Serniak, MIT
Christoph Stampfer, RWTH Aachen
Gregory Fuchs, Cornell Univ.
Santino Carnevale, IBM Research
Dominik Zumbühl, Univ. of Basel
Arne Laucht, Diraq / UNSW Sydney

Registration is free and both in‐person and virtual options are available.
For more information on how to register, contact GQL Administrator Jordan Schwed at or Steven Koester at


Recent Publications

  • Fractional quantum anomalous Hall effect in multilayer graphene

    Zhengguang Lu, Tonghang Han, Yuxuan Yao, Aidan P. Reddy, Jixiang Yang, Junseok Seo, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Liang Fu & Long Ju

    Lu, Z., Han, T., Yao, Y. et al. Fractional quantum anomalous Hall effect in multilayer graphene. Nature 626, 759–764 (2024).

  • Helical trilayer graphene: a moir\'e platform for strongly-interacting topological bands

    Li-Qiao Xia, Sergio C de la Barrera, Aviram Uri, Aaron Sharpe, Yves H Kwan, Ziyan Zhu, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, David Goldhaber-Gordon, Liang Fu, Trithep Devakul, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero


  • Metalens Development for Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography

    Nguyen Thanh Phong Truong, Hamid Pahlevaninezhad, Lida P. Hariri, Milen Shishkov, Frederico Capasso, Melissa J. Suter, David C. Adams

    2024 SPIE conference presentation

  • Antibiotic-Loaded Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylenes

    Sashank Lekkala, Nicoletta Inverardi, Jean Yuh, Keith K. Wannomae, Peyton Tierney, Amita Sekar, Orhun K. Muratoglu, Ebru Oral

    S. Lekkala, N. Inverardi, J. Yuh, K. K. Wannomae, P. Tierney, A. Sekar, O. K. Muratoglu, E. Oral, Antibiotic-Loaded Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylenes. Macromol. Biosci. 2024, 2300389.

  • Nanoparticle proximity controls selectivity in benzaldehyde hydrogenation

    Kang Rui Garrick Lim, Selina K. Kaiser, Haichao Wu, Sadhya Garg, Marta Perxés Perich, Jessi E. S. van der Hoeven, Michael Aizenberg, Joanna Aizenberg


  • Polymer amide as a source of the cosmic 6.2 micron emission and absorption

    Julie E. M. McGeoch and Malcolm W. McGeoch

    arXiv:2309.14914 [astro-ph.GA]. Under review Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • Fossil and present-day stromatolite ooids contain a meteoritic polymer of glycine and iron.

    Julie E M McGeoch., Anton J Frommelt, Robin Owen, Gianfelice Cinque, Arthur McClelland, David Lageson and Malcolm W McGeoch.

    Under review Geobiology. arXiv:2309.17195 [physics.geo-ph]

  • Laminin-coated electronic scaffolds with vascular topography for tracking and promoting the migration of brain cells after injury

    X Yang, Y Qi, C Wang, TJ Zwang, NJ Rommelfanger, G Hong, CM Lieber

    Nature Biomedical Engineering 7 (10), 1282-1292

  • Biochemically functionalized probes for cell-type–specific targeting and recording in the brain

    A Zhang, TJ Zwang, CM Lieber

    Science Advances 9 (48), eadk1050

  • Time-reversal symmetry breaking superconductivity between twisted cuprate superconductors

    S. Y. Frank Zhao, Xiaomeng Cui, Pavel A. Volkov, Hyobin Yoo, Sangmin Lee,Jules A. Gardener, Austin J. Akey, Rebecca Engelke, Yuval Ronen, Ruidan Zhong,Genda Gu, Stephan Plugge, Tarun Tummuru, Miyoung Kim, Marcel Franz,Jedediah H. Pixley, Nicola Poccia, Philip Kim

    1. Nature Materials, 1-7 - February 2024 2. Physical Review B, 109(7), 075111 (2024) 3. Physical Review Letters, 132(1), 017002 - January 2024 4. Physical Review Letters, 132(1), 017003 - January 2024 5. Physical Review B, 109(4), 045111 - January 2024


Directors Welcome

The Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Harvard University was created with a very clear vision: To provide a collaborative multi-disciplinary research environment to support of the creation and evolution of world-class nanoscience and technical expertise, for the Harvard research community as well as the larger community of external researchers both from academia and industry.

Our Core Values:

Facilitating leading-edge, multi-disciplinary, research a


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