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Media Advisory - Queen's laboratory undergoes rebranding to better reflect community focus

Monday, January 16, 2017

KINGSTON – Media are invited to tour one of Kingston’s most unique laboratories that focuses on the development of tiny pieces of technology. Newly rebranded as NanoFabrication Kingston, the former Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory enables researchers and industry to explore new frontiers in the design, creation and testing of innovations on a scale of billionths of a metre.

The laboratory, located at Innovation Park, first opened its doors in April of 2015


Along with developing micro-nano technology, a key feature of the lab is participation in a national network of labs offering complementary tools and services,  enabling researchers to accelerate the development of their innovations, while generating new knowledge for up-and-coming innovators. This is an open-access lab, meaning that researchers, their students, and companies can train on and use the lab equipment themselves, or they can have the lab do the work for them.


Queen’s University researcher Rob Knobel (Physics) will lead the tour.


Thursday, January 19 at 11 am, Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street. The media are asked to enter the main lobby area and wait for the tour to begin. Anyone interested in participating is asked to confirm their attendance in advance.

The media will be able to enter the laboratory area for photos and video.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca