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University Access

A large number of Universities from across the world presently access the micro- and nano-fabrication facilities of the Centre. We undertake collaborative research programmes funded by EPSRC, BBSRC, TSB, EC, DARPA, SRC, Wellcome Trust, industry and numerous other funding agencies from around the world. Glasgow undertakes fabrication as part of the EPSRC III-V National Facility. We are always happy to discuss new collaborations and allow people to have access to the expertise and tools available in the cleanroom at Glasgow. To discuss any collaborations please use the contact details.

Industry / Commercial Access

Kelvin Nanotechnology (KNT) provide commercial access to the nanofabrication facilities, nanocharacterisation facilities and expertise at Glasgow for industry but also to many universities and research institutes. KNT provide commercial delivery dates and pricing along with access to the knowledge base at Glasgow through consultancy.

EPSRC III-V National Facility

The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre is part of the EPSRC III-V National Facility along with the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and Nottingham. U.K. Universities can apply to access the facility as part of EPSRC grants. EPSRC already pay for some manpower and technical support for projects (on a first come, first served basis) making access to the facility a relatively cheap addition to most proposals. Contact details for costing proposals and a process request form can be found here.

EC Collaborations

The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at Glasgow is presently involved in micro- and nano-fabrication for over 14 EC collaborative programmes. We are always happy to participate in new EC programmes and are happy to discuss requirements for fabrication, devices and systems with new potential partners.


The academic staff at Glasgow are available for consultancy either for helping with micro- and nano-fabrication issues or with their extensive experience and expertise with characterisation. Many companies have benefitted from the input from experts at Glasgow who have been involved with a large number of companies, processes and products.

If you are interested in consultancy then please either contact the appropriate academic member of staff who has the required expertise, the Director who can tell you the person with the appropriate expertise or Kelvin Nanotechnology who can determine the appropriate person and provide a commercial quotation and full details.

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