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University of Louisville Micro/Nano Technology Center

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UofL Micro/Nano Technology Center (MNTC)



University of Louisville

Shumaker Research Bldg Rm. 237 

2210 South Brook St.

Louisville, KY 40292

Ph: 502.852.8116

Fax: 502.852.8128

Official Website:

The University of Louisville Micro/Nano Technology Center provides fabrication and design services for numerous MEMS, microelectronics, electro-optic and nanotechnology applications. Services begin at the device design level and continue through single-step processing, complete device prototyping and small-scale production.

The center encompasses core facilities for micro/nano fabrication, packaging, metrology & test, including a 10,000 sq. ft. 7-bay. Class 100/1000 cleanroom laboratory designed by nationally renowned AGI consultants. The wide variety of micro/nanoprocessing tools and 10-plus years of operating experience make these state-of-the-art facilities popular not only with researchers at UofL and other universities throughout the Ohio Valley region, but with industry and government laboratories nationwide.




For information on available services contact:                           

Julia Aebersold, Manager,

Wendy Metcalf, Administrator,


Links of Interest:

MNTC Cleanroom Laboratory Brochure

MNTC Cleanroom Events

KORE – Mask Generation Services

Mask Generation Request Form

Equipment List





Dr. Kevin Walsh, Samuel T. Fife Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director of the UofL Micro/NanoTechnology Cleanroom                                                                   

Kevin M. Walsh received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (microelectronics) from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1978, 1985, and 1992, respectively. He is a full professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Louisville.  Abstract and bio



 Dr. Julia Aebersold, Cleanroom Manager

Julia Aebersold, Ph.D., was a Research Scientist with the Micro/Nano Technology Center.  She earned her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 2005, working on the design and development of a micro-electomechanical (MEMS)-based capacitive bending strain sensor and a biocompatible housing for a telemetric strain monitoring system.  Julia also holds an ME (1994) and a BS (1992) in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Louisville. 


Assoc. Director - Dr. Shamus McNamara, Assoc. Professor of ECE                  

Shamus McNamara received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. He spent two years as a post-doctoral student at the Wireless Integrated Micro Systems (WIMS) Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He also co-founded PicoCal, Inc., a startup company in Ann Arbor based on research performed at the University of Michigan.



Interim Cleanroom Manager - Don Yeager                                       

Don Yeager received a B.A. in Chemistry from Centre College in 1971.  He's been a "Professional and Administrative" staff member at UofL for 18 years, joining the Micro/Nano Technology Center in November of 2005.  He provides a comprehensive level of technical support to the group, which includes managing the Toxic Gas Monitoring system, deionized water system, and acid waste neutralization system.  Also, he works with the other staff on equipment installation, maintenance and operation.  He has a special interest in chemical surface modification.


Administrative Associate - Wendy Metcalf

Wendy Metcalf provides  financial administration, accounts payables and receivables and administrative staff support .



Microtechnology Research Engineer - Curt McKenna                 

Curt McKenna received his master’s degree from University of Louisville in December 2009 and began working in the Micro-Nano Technology Center under the EPSCoR grant with Professor Walsh.  He is involved with KORE (Kentucky Optical Resources), an organization, that offers photomasks to Kentucky businesses and universities and is in charge of all photomasks produced through the MNTC Cleanroom. Curt is highly experienced with creating photomasks and direct-write photolithography.