Usage Data and Statistics

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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.

Number of lab users per year from 1998-2018 by affiliation
Percentages of Users by User-Reported Research Discipline for 2018

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 for a total of 312 external US comapnies/universities. This external use is not affiliated with any sponsored UCSB academic research program
US Map of external institutions served by UCSB Nanotech 2006-2018
The facility has served 203 total California Institutions from 2006 – 2018. There are 18 Academic/Government Institutions  (Many research groups within some institutions) and 185 Industrial Institutions (46 from the Goleta/Santa Barbara area)

CA Map of external institutions served by UCSB Nanotech 2006-2018

Presentations and Reports