Nano Group, University of Southampton

Nano Group

Our Research

Our research is broad-based and we actively seek inter-disciplinary collaborations with researchers in other disciplines and with companies operating in a wide variety of industrial sectors. The cleanroom capability currently covers silicon-, germanium and carbon-based technologies, thin film technology, lab-on-a-chip technology and microsystems technology. 

Research in the Nano groups falls under four main themes:

  • Novel materials for electronics: new and emerging nanomaterials and nanostructures are allowing novel electronic devices to be made that have functionality beyond the limits of CMOS based technologies.
  • Integrated intelligent microsystems: responding to the worldwide demand for intelligent sensor systems for various applications including medical systems, structural health monitoring, aerospace and defence systems, high reliability and radiation-tolerant systems.
  • Hybrid biodevices: exploring micro and nano-structured systems that provide technological solutions for a multitude of areas of life sciences, ranging from understanding cellular interaction to devices for rapid diagnosis of disease, to environmental sensing.
  • Micro and nanofabrication: pushing the boundaries of equipment and processes in the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre and developing novel processes on new materials.