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Currently students perform more than 30 practicals over an intense 8 week period at the start of their course. These practicals are performed in small groups of 3 students and are held in different departments / research groups all across the University. They provide students an opportunity to get hands-on training on cutting-edge techniques for nano research, in addition to becoming closely aware of research going on across the University.

Topic of the practical

Scalable Nanofabrication 1 - Microcontact Printing and Moulding

Scalable Nanofabrication 2 -  Nanoimprint + Electrodeposition

Scalable Nanofabrication 3  -  Inverse Opal Electrode

Scalable Nanofabrication 4 - Nanomaterial Inkjet printing

e-beam lithography

CNT growth

Graphene Growth and Transfer

Gas phase Nanomaterial synthesis

Quantum dot Solar cells - nanoparticle synthesis and device fabrication

Quantum dot Solar cells - Solar cell measurement

Quantum dot Solar cells - Device characterisation


DNA Origami

Optical microscopy

Confocal microscopy

Superresolution microscopy

Raman spectroscopy

AFM 1 – basics

AFM 2 – advanced

x-ray diffraction

Gas adsorption / BET

TGA / DSC / DLS/ Cyclic Voltammetry




High Resolution TEM

Multidimensional Data Analysis in Electron Microscopy

Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D Printing - 1 & 2

OTFTs - device fabrication 1

OTFTs -device fabrication 2

OTFTs - device measurement

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Call for Midi+PhD proposals

Dec 20, 2016

The NanoDTC invites Midi+PhD proposals from Cambridge Academics for its 2016 cohort. Submission deadline is 20th Feb 2017.

Admissions for Oct 2017 - 4th Jan Deadline

Dec 15, 2016

We are accepting applications for Oct 2017 entry. The deadline for applications to be considered in the 2nd round is 4th Jan. Please email if you have questions.

Helmholtz Prize for Nicholas Bell (NanoDTC Alumnus c2009)

Jun 27, 2016

Dr Nicholas Bell along with his PhD Supervisor Prof. Ulrich Keyser has received the 2016 Helmholtz Prize for groundbreaking work on identification and quantification of proteins in complex mixtures using nanopore sensing.

NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellows Selected

Jun 16, 2016

Students Richard Howe, Tarun Vemulkar and Jeroen Verheyen have been selected as the NanoDTC Translational Prize Fellows for 2016-17