Usage Data and Statistics
Numbers of Annual Users
The UCSB Nanofabrication Facility has seen large user base growth extending from 1998 to the present. A decrease was seen from 2013-2015 which was primarily a result of reduced academic government funding stemming from sequestration. Since 2015, growth in both academic and industrial sectors has been observed with 2018 reaching the highest levels to date. The facility serves a broad range of disciplines with Optics, Electronics, Materials, MEMs, and Physics all being over 12% of use.
External Use of Facility
The UCSB Nanofabrication Facility serves a wide range of external academic and industrial institutions across the nation. From 2006 through 2018, we have served 69 Academic/Government Institutions (with multiple research groups within some institutions) and 243 Industrial Institutions