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Welcome to the Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IMFL)

The Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IML) at Boise State University is a research and education resource dedicated to the research and advancement of materials and processes used in micro & nano electronics design and fabrication.

The IML consists of a small gowning room, a 900 ft2 Class 1000 cleanroom, a 1500 ft2 process lab, and a 900 ft2 additive manufacturing lab. The IML is equipped to fabricate microelectronic and flexible devices using various thin film deposition techniques, chemical processing, photolithography, plasma etching, and micro-dispensing material printers. Characterization of many different types of materials can also be accomplished along with access to the Boise State Surface Science Lab and the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization.

The IML operates as a shared recharge center and is accessible by industry partners, university affiliates and entrepreneurs.

Quick Links:

IML Equipment Reservation Calendar
IML Equipment Sign-In & Sign-Out

News and Announcements:

  • August 6, 2018: RUCH106 is renamed to the Idaho Additive Manufacturing Lab sponsored by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).
  • May 16, 2016: After numerous facility, equipment, and infrastructure upgrades, the IML is now completely open for use of all tools and processes.
  • March 16, 2016: Travis Gabel has joined the staff as a Technical Support Engineer for the IML. We are excited about the experience he brings to the team!
  • November 5, 2015: The transition to iLab Solutions facility management software is complete. This will help streamline all IML tool reservations and billing.
  • September 9, 2015: The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) proposal to enhance capabilities of the Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IML) at Boise State has been funded! $1.5 million will be allocated over the next three years to obtain new equipment, upgrade facilities, and strengthen staff and user support!