Centre for Micro and Nano Systems Home Page
The Centre for Micro and Nano Systems Engineering is located within the Engineering Department at Lancaster University and consists of 10 academic and research staff involved in a range of research, training and consultancy projects. The team partner a number of international collaborators in major projects including the NEMIAC project, and contribute to the the management teams of both the EPSRC IeMRC and the enablingMNT Group. The group works extensively with a range of companies and external research institutions and is closely linked to the Physics and Biological Sciences and Chemistry departments.
News, Seminars and job advertisments from the Centre for Microsystems Engineering. There is also a collection of links and information about Lancaster University, other resources in Micro and Nanotechnology.
The Centre for Microsystems Engineering is involved in various research projects spanning the whole spectrum of Micro and Nanotechnology research. Projects vary from MEMS and Biological applications to nanomagnetism and simulations.
Micro and Nanotechnology (MNT) could well be the next industrial revolution with disruptive changes in the way we setup, run and market our businesses. Novel and knowledge-based manufacturing has the potential to complement, if not replace, conventional manufacturing industries with their highly material-intensive processes. Development of a knowledge-based industry requires a highly educated workforce with key competences in the technical, management and societal dimensions of Micro and Nanotechnologies. Although the spending on MNT will double in next 2-3 years, there is still a profound skill shortage in the MNT area. This means that not only will you have a top class degree, you will be highly sought after by employers in the UK and abroad.
Microsystems group staff use a range of facilities found in the Engineering Department. This page has a list, and specifications, of each item of equipment.
We have an ongoing collaboration with SMEs and large companies in the are of Micro and Nanotechnology. We have various
levels of funding to assist businesses. This means that we could be working with you at no cost to your business.
Please contact us to check your eligibility.