The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre @ Glasgow houses over £22M of nanofabrication tools in a 750m2 clean room run as a pseudo-industrial operation by 14 technicians and 4 PhD level research technologists.
Glasgow has over 30 years experience of delivering micro- and nano-fabrication (and in particular electron-beam lithography) to develop solutions in processing, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, mm-wave & terahertz, bioengineering, biotechnology, lab-on-a-chip, cleantech & energy, photovoltaics, security & defence and a host of other applications.
The Centre undertakes fundamental, applied and commercial research, development and small production delivered using a vast array of developed process modules and background IP which can provide integrated processes to deliver components, devices, circuits, systems and solutions.
The Centre presently collaborates with over 90 different international universities and research institutes from around the world.
The Centre presently has over £51M of active research grants undertaking micro- and nano-fabrication in Si-technology, MEMS, III-Vs (GaAs, InP, InGaAs, InGaAsP, GaN, etc.), piezoelectric and magnetic materials.
Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd. (KNT) provides commercial access to the centre, facilities and expertise for industry, governments, institutes and also universities. Over 250 companies have received nanofabrication services delivered by KNT.