Canada unveils plans for national nano building

March 14, 2003 — Canada’s National Research Council (NRC), the Province of Alberta and the University of Alberta unveiled plans for the permanent home of the National Institute for Nanotechnology, which they established in 2001 and now jointly fund and operate.

The six-story, 215,000-square-foot, $40 million building to be built on the University of Alberta campus will house 120 NRC staff, up to 45 guest workers from industry and academia and about 275 graduate and postdoctoral researchers. It will include a Class 1000 clean room and specialized labs for chemical and biochemical synthesis, among other spaces. Construction is scheduled to take two years, beginning in August.


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