Molecular Analysis Facility

The Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) is a fully staffed instrumentation facility located in the UW Molecular Engineering & Science Building. Capabilities include microscopy, spectroscopy, and surface science. The facility is open to external users from academia and industry, as well as internal UW users. Users can be trained to independently perform experiments, or an experienced staff member can perform them for you.

Since 2011, MAF has operated jointly with the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF), which provides access to photo- and electron-beam-lithography, thin-film deposition, plasma and chemical etching, and characterization processes.  

There are currently two recharge centers operating within the space (Molecular Analysis Facility, and the CryoEM Facility). Information about each center’s instrumentation and links are provided below.

Molecular Analysis Facility Resources

CryoEM Facility

  • Liquid N Cryo Transfer Holder and Workstation
  • Carbon Coater
  • Dry Pumping Station

When publishing work involving experiments conducted at the MAF, please include the following text in the acknowledgements: “Part of this work was conducted at the Molecular Analysis Facility, a National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure site at the University of Washington which is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant ECCS-1542101), the University of Washington, the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, and the Clean Energy Institute.”  updated August 2018