Foundry Facts

The Molecular Foundry provides outside users from around the world with free access to expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. We continue to strive to serve the needs of the global scientific community and to continue to push the boundaries of nanoscale science.

By the Numbers (2017)

Users: 866

Institutions: 162

Companies: 36 (95% Small Business)

States: 25
Countries: 22

Annual Budget: $28 million
Foundry Researchers: 45
Users served per staff member: 19

Users utilizing other LBNL user facilities: 21%
A user’s average length of stay: 3 months

Publications: 350
High impact (as defined by DOE): 33%