Silicon waveguide

Welcome to the AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam

AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam is a facility for materials fabrication and characterization down to the nanometer scale.

Originating from a joint-venture of the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), the University of Amsterdam (UVA) and the Free University of Amsterdam (VU) in 2003, it aims to provide state-of-the art opportunities in nano research, primarily for the scientific community within the greater Amsterdam area. Since 2017, it is a partner in NanoLabNL (, the Dutch national facility for nanotechnology research that provides a full-service and open-access infrastructure for R&D in nanotechnology. AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam provides a range of techniques for lithography, deposition, etching, and characterization, and acts as a regional facility for users from University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam, Utrecht University, ARCNL, and a number of external industrial users. Please contact us if you are interested in using the facilities for academic or industrial purposes.

A grand future with small nanostructures. Nanotechnology impacts many aspects of our lives. The Netherlands is a leading player in this exciting field. Key to safeguard this position is to keep engaging talent and develop our infrastructure network, organized in NanoLabNL. Meet AMOLF, member of NanoLabNL.


Hans Zeijlemaker
Group leader AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 754 7100