Tecnológico de Monterrey Prototyping Space

All of the MIT.nano cleanroom spaces include tools and equipment that aid in the development of ideas, projects, and prototypes. The Tecnológico de Monterrey Prototyping Space located on the fifth floor serves as a specialized extension of the cleanroom complex located on the floors below. 

This space is where MIT.nano can prototype functions and capabilities for our users. It includes a small Class 1000 cleanroom area and multiple bays designed to be flexible foundations for capabilities that may be added or adapted over time. As of February 2020, one bay has packaging equipment. The function of the other bays will be determined in the future.

Equipment in the Prototyping Space is part of both Fab.nano and Characterize.nano. All tools and instruments in this area are available to registered users who have completed the appropriate safety and training sessions. 

The first active bay hosts the packaging toolset from the Lab for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAP), part of the AIM Photonics Academy at MIT.

View the LEAP tools here.

The MIT–Tecnológico de Monterrey Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

In 2014, MIT established a formal relationship with Tecnológico de Monterrey, one of Latin America’s largest universities, to bring students and faculty from Mexico to Cambridge for fellowships, internships, and research stays in MIT labs and centers. The agreement has initially focused on research at the frontier of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The Tecnológico de Monterrey Prototyping Space was named in honor of this relationship. Read the 2014 announcement and a 2016 follow-up on the start of the program.