Gifts to the George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center will make a lasting and significant difference in helping the Center better serve its users. Your tax-deductible gift, whether small or large, will help us to maintain the Center as the primary user facility for micro- and nanofabrication at Northeastern University. These un-conditional gifts (conditional in case of scholarships) will enable a better tomorrow by investing in science and technology and in future generations of researchers.

If you donate equipment, we will send you a gift acceptance letter for the specific tax-deductible amount. Northeastern University faculty who wish to donate equipment may use the equipment without charge for three years, and Kostas staff will manage the maintenance of any donated equipment.

Donating scholarships for students who access the facility will not only enable the student to conduct research but will also alleviate the restriction imposed by the financial burden of access fees to the facility. Staff in the Kostas facility will work closely with the donor in drafting a student selection policy for the scholarship. Furthermore this scholarship can be attached to outreach activities that are carried out by the facility.

To donate major gifts: Please contact the Director, Sivasubramanian Somu at

Your unrestricted gift will help us in the following ways:

  • Support for Kostas Center staff members.
  • Acquire new tools and processes.
  • Develop Industrial partnerships for developing the next breakthrough in technology and innovation.

Fab Notices

  • Parks Scientific XE7 AFM

    The AFM Vibration table will be available for use from Tuesday evening, Jan 17 2017.

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  • Thermal Evaporator

    The Thermal Evaporator went down over the weekend with a problem with the Cryo Pump Compressor. There was an issue with the Cooling Water for the Egan

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  • ICP Plasma-Therm Etch Tool

    The ICP Plasma-Therm Etch Tool is back online. The Turbo Pump Controller was repaired and reinstalled back in the system. Also the cooling water lines

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Upcoming Events

  • 04/14/2015 - 04/30/2015

    Kostas User meeting

    We are planning to have the next Kostas User meeting soemtime during the week of July 20th. During this meeting The users would have a chance to meet

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Kostas Center News

  • New website

    The new website is active from July 1st. The old website will be archived on July 1st. Any booking event should be done through the new website. User

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Contact Kostas Center

448 Egan Center, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115 Phone: 617-373-5848