The Cleanroom is the largest multidisciplinary cleanroom of its type in the UK offering world-class facilities and expertise in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, quantum technologies, device physics and biotechnology. We take new nanotechnology concepts and realise them into prototypes for the next generation microprocessors, broadband internet system, bio-medical and environmental sensors.
Our undergraduate and MSc students are taught by academic cleanroom users, who are expert in their research field. Students will learn from the academics on their latest scientific findings originated from the Cleanroom activities. Our students will have the opportunity to select specialisation modules such as Microfabrication and Bionanotechnology that have cleanroom lab work as part of their learning experiences.
The Zepler Institute Cleanroom Facilities consist of:
We have state-of-the-art fabrication equipment from making the smallest of transistors at 10 nanometre to drawing tens of kilometre of optical fibre cable. Two key tools are:
The Zepler Institute's unique multidisciplinary environment enables over 300 researchers to focus on developing the cutting-edge technologies required for the 21st century. The Institute works across six major research areas: Electronics and Electrical Engineering; Fibres and Lasers; Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology; Nanophotonics and Metamaterials; Photonics Systems, Circuits and Sensors; and Quantum Light and Matter.
We are open to discussing business opportunities with industrial and academic partners on how we can assist them to pursue their interests, either by providing commercial fabrication services or collaborative research project. Companies can make enquiry through our Zepler Institute Business Development Unit and ECS Partners Ltd for consultancy work.