UCSB cliffAdvance Your Research in Beautiful Santa Barbara!

Nanotech is located in the Engineering Science Building at the University of California, Santa Barbara—a world leader in materials science, optoelectronic and electronic device research, and nanofabrication.

If you would like to arrange a tour to consider using the facility, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at (805) 893-3981 ext. 215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.











How to Get Here


Santa Barbara location

Driving Directions

The UCSB Nanofabrication Facility is located at the University of California, Santa Barbara—90 miles north of Los Angeles. Driving from the north or the south on the 101 Freeway just follow the UCSB/Airport Exit signs to the entrance of campus. We are in the Engineering Science Building, 1st floor.


Parking Information

Visitors to UC Santa Barbara must have a valid parking permit and must observe Parking Regulations while on campus. Contact Parking Services at (805) 893-5388 for additional information.







For Jet-Setters

UCSB may be easily accessed from many major US cities by flying into the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), located about 0.5 miles from the campus entrance. There is a taxi stand at the airport, or you can contact the SuperRide Shuttle.

The Santa Barbara Air Bus also provides roundtrip service from the Los Angeles Airport to its Goleta terminal, located within 1 mile of the UCSB campus.

Airlines Who Fly to Santa Barbara Airport

Nonstop Flights include:

  • Denver
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco







Hotels and Accomodations

Some hotels in the Goleta/Santa Barbara area honor special UCSB rates.


Best Western South Coast Inn
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-3200

Extended Stay America
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 692-1882
No Special Rates

Holiday Inn Goleta
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-6241
(866) 270-5110 (toll-free)

Motel 6
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-3596
No Special Rates

Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 683-6722

Ramada Limited
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 964-3511
(800) 654-1965 (toll-free)
No Special Rates for individual reservation

Super 8 Motel - Santa Barbara
US Highway 101 Exit Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-5591
10% off
















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Mailing Address: Nanotech
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560

Equipment Status
  • Nanofab Yearly Shutdown
    09 December 2019

    The cleanroom will be closed from 12/25/19 at noon until 12/27/19 at 5pm for our yearly maintenance. No one will be allowed inside the lab during this time. An email will be sent out once the cleanroom is safe to enter. Please plan accordingly. Hopkins a 15:30, 9 December 2019 (PST)

  • Unaxis ICP-PECVD
    19 November 2019

    The ICP-PECVD module is down for general use. We are conducting experiments with the Deuterated Silane and are not allowing general use of the tool. Silva 15:04, 19 November 2019 (PST)

  • Suss Bonder
    25 October 2019

    Suss Bonder is DOWN. The vendor is struggling to get the software and hardware upgrades to work. We have a meeting next week, 10/28/19, to discuss options. Silva 11:16, 25 October 2019 (PDT)