Molecular Analysis Facility

The Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) is a fully staffed instrumentation facility located in the UW Molecular Engineering & Science Building. Capabilities include microscopy, spectroscopy, and surface science. The facility is open to external users from academia and industry, as well as internal UW users. Users can be trained to independently perform experiments, or an experienced staff member can perform them for you.

There are currently 2 recharge centers operating within the space (Molecular Analysis Facility, and the CryoEM Facility). Information about each center’s instrumentation and links are provided below.

Molecular Analysis Facility


  • Liquid N Cryo Transfer Holder and Workstation
  • Carbon Coater
  • Dry Pumping Station

When publishing work involving experiments conducted at the MAF, please include the following text in the acknowledgements: “Part of this work was conducted at the Molecular Analysis Facility, a National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure site at the University of Washington which is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant ECC-1542101), the University of Washington, the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, the Clean Energy Institute, and the National Institutes of Health.”  updated June 2016