- The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) was built in 2005 to house all the
micro- and nano-fabrication facilities
at the University of Glasgow in a single clean room.
- The clean room is part of the College of
Science and Engineering in the University of Glasgow
and is run by the School of Engineering
(formerly the Department of
Electronics and Electrical Engineering).
- Glasgow constructed its first electron beam lithography system
by converting a SEM in 1978 and took delivery of the first commercial electron beam
lithography tool in any U.K. university in 1990.
We have over 35 years experience of delivering micro- and nano-fabrication that includes many world
firsts and world records.
- Our experience and expertise covers applications in areas
such as healthcare,
security & defence, cleantech & sustainable energy
We have funded research covering the areas of nanofabrication,
nanoelectronics, microsystems, optoelectronics,
photonics, Si photonics,
microfluidics, MEMS, mm-wave & terahertz,
scanning probe microscopy and
- Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd. provides commercial access to the centre,
facilities and expertise for industry, governments,
institutes and also universities.
- Glasgow has undertaken micro- and nano-fabrication for over 100 universities world wide (including many EC programmes) and over 288 international companies.
We are always happy to discuss new collaborations or commercial business. The fabrication facilities of the centre are also available
as part of the EPSRC III-V National Facility.