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.

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By the Numbers (FY2018)

Users: 939

Institutions: 172

Companies: 46 (96% Small Business)

States: 31 (including Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.)
Countries: 19

Annual Budget: $30.6 million
Foundry Researchers: 45
Users served per staff member: 19

Users utilizing other LBNL user facilities: 19%
A user’s average length of stay: 3 months

Publications: 375
High impact (as defined by DOE): 38%