University of Southampton



The Southampton Nanofabrication Centre is a state-of-the-art facility for microfabrication and high-spec nanofabrication, housed within the Mountbatten Complex. One of the premiere clean-rooms in Europe, the Centre has a uniquely broad range of technologies, combining traditional and novel top down fabrication with state-of-the-art bottom up fabrication. This allows the development and production of a wide range of devices in diverse fields such as electronics, nanotechnology and bionanotechnology. These are integrated within an equally comprehensive array of nano and microsystems. The characterisation capability is comprehensive and covers a wide interdisciplinary field, from high resolution optical and scanning electron microscopes to electrical, magnetic and RF analysis.

Rapid Prototyping

The development of hybrid biodevices is a core activity of the Nano Group, towards providing technological solutions for a multitude of Life Sciences research areas, ranging from artificial life and systems biology to rapid diagnosis of disease. Microfluidic devices are designed and created within a specialised Rapid Prototyping facility in the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre.