CNST NanoFab intern Patricio Flores in the cleanroom.
Credit: K. Dill/NIST

When NanoFab intern Patricio Flores donned a bunny suit for the first time last January, he had never been inside a cleanroom or worked with the precision tools that fabricate nanostructures—devices built up of layers only a few atoms thick. Working closely with several NanoFab process engineers, Flores quickly learned how to maintain and prep instruments for researchers from academia, industry and NIST.