Maryland NanoCenter: NanoOptics Lab

Facility Location

0202A Energy Research Facility (We are located first floor of the Energy Research Facility Building #223, also known as the IREAP building)

Brief Mission

The Maryland NanoCenter is the hub of a network of interdisciplinary researchers, faculty, labs, and organizations with the goal of advancing the knowledge and understanding of all things nano.  We strive to deliver high quality tools, advice and service to the entire mid-Atlantic region research community and beyond.

Hours of Operation

Currently by appointment only.

Services and Technologies Offered

Our newest lab, the NanoOptics Lab is dedicated to optical metrology of materials and devices.  Our tools include an FTIR spectrometer and a Horiba UV-Vis imaging spectrometer.  

Our NT-MDT NTEGRA Spectra Scanning Probe Microscope is configured for confocal Raman capability.  In addition to standard materials, the NT system can handle wet, electrochemical, and biological samples.


Jim O'Connor, Acting Director
1201V IREAP Building #223, College Park, Maryland 20742
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Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

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