Progress Report: Singh Center for Nanotechnology

After months of excavation and foundation work, the steel structure of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology is taking shape on the 3200 block of Walnut Street. Upon completion of the exterior work, the building will be wrapped in a refined “curtain wall” of glass and steel. The facility is expected to be one of the most advanced nanotechnology centers in the region, with completion slated for spring of 2013.

The $91 million Center, named for Penn alumnus, University Trustee and Engineering Overseer Krishna P. Singh, will feature microscopy laboratories, optics labs and a 10,000 square-foot, environmentally controlled clean room. Developed jointly by Penn Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences, the building will also feature a courtyard, public galleria, a forum space and conference rooms.

Remaining naming opportunities include:

  • Walnut Street Plaza: $3 million
  • Research Laboratories: $150,000 to $1 million
  • Laser Laboratory: $350,000
  • Café: $250,000
  • Faculty Office Suite: $100,000
  • Study Areas: $75,000
  • Offices: $25,000-$50,000

Interested? Learn more!

Krishna P. Singh Center Facility Information
Penn Nano Cluster-Hiring Initiative
Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

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