Nanotechnology is about the design, manipulation and fabrication of mechanical, biological, optical and electronic devices/systems utilising the smallest building blocks available: atoms and molecules.
Leading experts from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds, backed by state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities, are currently designing materials, devices and systems based on and using nanotechnology to address the grand challenges faced by society.
We conduct research in the following areas:
- Nanofabrication and characterisation
- Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
- Printed and flexible electronics
- RF devices and measurements.
- First to demonstrate growth of CNTs at low temperatures, ultimately leading to formation of spin-out company, Surrey Nanosystems
- In partnership with NPL we have fabricated nanoSQUIDS that hold the world record for the lowest noise
- Invention of the Source-Gated Transistor, a new type of transistor device
- Conducting research into increasing the solar-energy conversion efficiency by incorporating carbon nanotubes and other functional materials
- Working with several partners to bring nanotechnology to everyday applications, such as gas sensors and electronic devices.