Our core strength is the wide range of facilities and capabilities that are co-located and shared by a closely knit group of researchers.


We collaborate with a large number of local, national and international companies, through a range of different mechanisms ranging from sponsored studentships, seconded staff members, joint development programs, joint EU projects and directly sponsored research, to joint commercial ventures.

Collaboration with industry is an important aspect of the work we carry out. We understand that no two companies' needs are the same and hence are flexible when designing collaborative projects to ensure they maximise the benefits to both parties.

Get in contact

If you wish to collaborate with us or use our facilities please contact our Business Development Manager, Tony Corless:

Advanced Technology facilities

We have facilities that are used by all members of staff across our four groups.

"Kara" computer cluster

Kara is a HPC cluster based here in the Advanced Technology Institute. For more information please visit the wiki page.

Electronic device and circuit simulation

Commercial numerical modelling packages are available for optical, electrical and thermal modelling, and run on dedicated machines, accessible via remote log-in, on both UNIX and Windows platforms.

Nanoelectronic facilities

We have facilities that are used by the Nanoelectronics Centre, take a look on their site at the facilities available.