Advanced Technology Institute

Advanced Technology Institute facilities

A core strength of the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) is the wide range of facilities and capabilities that are co-located and shared by a closely knit group of researchers who bring knowledge gained in one application domain to bear on another.

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. 

Fabrication and synthesis

Advanced manufacturing

The ATI is home to several bespoke in-house designed and built electrospinning systems, capable of producing nanofibres in any desired orientation up to areas as large as 0.8 x 1.2 m.

Laser Lab

The Laser Lab in the ATI houses two pulsed lasers that can be used for deposition, patterning and characterisation of materials.

Synthesis Lab

The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) houses two well-equipped and fully stocked chemistry laboratories within its Chemistry Complex, the Formulations and Materials Laboratory, and the Synthesis Laboratory.

Nanoelectronics Centre

Microfabrication clean room

The ATI houses an extensive microfabrication clean room. This is used for processing of many different substrate types and sizes from individual die up to 150mm wafer.

Energy materials

Thermoelectric and triboelectric generation

Plasma laboratory

Plasma formation of novel nano-materials was recognised as a technologically significant area for the ATI. Work in this area resulted in the formation of the spin-out business Surrey Nanosystems.

Printed electronics laboratory

Printed electronics have captured the imagination of both the scientific community, and the semiconductor industry for over two decades now.

Ion Beam Centre

Focused Ion Beam facility

The Nanofabrication Laboratory contains two electron microscopes and a dual-beam electron/ion microscope.

Measurement and characterisation

Laser Lab

The Laser Lab in the ATI houses two pulsed lasers that can be used for deposition, patterning and characterisation of materials.

NPL n3m lab

For a list of of facilities, please see the n3m microsite.

TOLAE

Thin-film, organic and large area electronics.

Photonics and Quantum Sciences

Hydrostatic Pressure Laboratory

The Hydrostatic Pressure Labratory is used to vary the lattice constant of crystals in a controlled manner, mimicking the effect of changing composition.

Ion Beam Centre

Focused Ion Beam facility

The Nanofabrication Laboratory contains two electron microscopes and a dual-beam electron/ion microscope.

Ion Beam Analysis

Ion Beam Analysis is an enabling technology for thin film scientists and engineers. It is a powerful group of analytical techniques for determining the elemental composition of thin films.

External beam line

The Surrey Ion Beam Centre has a focussed external beam line for analysis of objects under ambient pressure conditions.

Computation, simulation and modelling

Modelling and simulation platforms

"Kara" computer cluster and electronic device and circuit simulation

NPL n3m lab

For a list of of facilities, please see the n3m microsite.

ATI Intranet

Further Information

If you wish to explore any of the options for collaborating with the ATI or using our facilities please contact our Business Development Manager, Tony Corless on +44 (0)1483 689848.

If you would like to discuss use of the facilities within the Ion Beam Centre please contact Dr Chris Jeynes.