Nano-Micro Device Manufacturing Facility (NMDMF)

About us

The NMDMF is a research infrastructure (RI) that provides CSIR researchers; external researchers and industry with access to state-of-the-art fabrication research and development (R&D) instrumentation. The support provided by NMDMF will enable users to process hard material (metals, composites and ceramics) and soft materials (polymers and biological material) and transform these into structures that have application in sensors, medical devices, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics, to mention a few.


The mission of the NMDMF is to enable South African innovation of micro/bio/nano diagnosis fabrication by providing an open-access design, build, test and scale-up pipeline that is underpinned by cutting-edge facilities, equipment and expertise.


The NMDMF aspires to be a leading hub for development and realisation of breakthrough technologies harnessing micro and nanofabrication. The facility aims to catalyse research excellence and enable commercial translation/scale-up for academic and industry partners.



  • Bio Fabrication
  • Bio Material
  • Characterization (microscopy; surface and thin films)
  • Micro & Nano Fabrication
  • Deposition
  • Lithography


Nano-Micro Device Manufacturing Facility
Meiring Naude Rd, Bld 19B
Brummeria, Pretoria
South Africa, 0001

Tel: +27 12 841 2282