Weeks Hall Nanofabrication Core Facility

Overview of Services

The core objectives of Weeks Hall Nanofabrication Core Facility include:

  • Supporting research activities of Rutgers School of Engineering
  • Educating students and postdocs with skills and capabilities that can be readily applied in high-tech semiconductor industries and research institutes
  • Promoting research collaborations between research centers and industrial organizations
  • Bringing in Research Incomes through Grants, User Access Fee and Training
  • Leading the applications of federal- and state-funded competitive fundings.


Dr. Ngwe Zin serves as a director of Nanofabrication Core Facility as well as a Graduate Faculty of ECE at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Prior to Rutgers, Dr. Zin was a Research Assistant Professor with the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Zin led the team at UCF in developing solar cell device fabrication capabilities, advancing characterization and analysis, and development of industrially applicable high-efficiency silicon solar cells. Before UCF career, he was with ANU as a Research Fellow until 2016. Dr. Zin has many years of demonstrated track record in developing >24% IBC silicon solar cells and managing collaborative projects with industry partners including Trina Solar, GCL System Integration, SolarTech Universal, Tempress, Oxford Instruments, Roth & Rau, International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research ICAMR, Semilab SDI, NAURA-Akrion, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore SERIS and ESA Renewables. Notably, through partnership, Trina Solar has successfully commercialized large-area IBC silicon solar cells with an efficiency of 24.13%[1] (2nd highest after SunPower) based on the technologies that Dr. Zin and colleagues developed at the Australian National University. Dr. Zin also received multiple research grants with the total award value of $1.7M to date, employing postdocs and supervising grad and undergrad students to date.

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

     Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering
     500 Bartholomew Rd
     Piscataway Township NJ 08854

Links and Resources

  1. Micro-nanofabrication and Characterization Facility


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Ngwe Zin
Director of the Core Facility
Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, 500 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway Township NJ 08854