The Molecular Foundry is a U.S. Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to cutting-edge expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Utilizing seven research Facilities and multiple affiliated User programs and research laboratories at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Foundry scientists help users address challenges at the nanoscale while also pursuing an internal research program centered around four interdisciplinary research themes: Combinatorial Nanoscience; Functional Nanointerfaces; Multimodal Nanoscale Imaging; and Single-Digit Nanofabrication and Assembly. Visit the website.
By taking advantage of the Foundry’s broad spectrum of core capabilities and expertise, users increase the scope, technical depth, and impact of their research. Moreover, while at the Foundry, users access LBNL’s diverse scientific community that includes other user facilities, including the Advanced Light Source (ALS), National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), as well as the Energy Innovation Hubs, such as the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), the Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA), the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), and a number of local Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs).
The wide array of state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific expertise offered by the Molecular Foundry provides users, including those from industry, with a unique opportunity to further their research capabilities. The Foundry hosts roughly 50 businesses per year ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies that conduct non-proprietary research at no charge, or proprietary research on a cost-recovery basis. Industrial user projects with the Foundry have resulted in numerous patents, records of invention, R&D100 Awards, and millions of dollars in new funding based on their Foundry projects. See more info>>>