The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) was built in 2005 to house all the micro- and nano-fabrication facilities at the University of Glasgow in a single clean room.
The clean room is part of the College of Science and Engineering in the University of Glasgow and is run by the School of Engineering (formerly the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering).
Glasgow constructed its first electron beam lithography system by converting a SEM in 1978 and took delivery of the first commercial electron beam lithography tool in any UK university in 1990. We have over 30 years experience of delivering micro- and nano-fabrication that includes many world firsts and world records.
Our experience and expertise covers applications in areas such as healthcare, security & defence, cleantech & sustainable energy and electronics. We have funded research covering the areas of nanofabrication, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, microsystems, optoelectronics, photonics, Si photonics, bioengineering, biotechnology, lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics, MEMS, mm-wave & terahertz, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, scanning probe microscopy and magnetics.
Glasgow has undertaken micro- and nano-fabrication for over 100 universities world wide (including many EC programmes) and over 200 international companies. We are always happy to discuss new collaborations or commercial business. The fabrication facilities of the centre are also available as part of the EPSRC III-V National Facility.
Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd. provides commercial access to the centre facilities and expertise for industry, governments, institutes and also universities.
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