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Our students perform more than 30 practicals over an intense 7 week period at the start of their course. These practicals are held in different departments / research groups all across the University in small groups of around 3 students each.

Students get hands-on training on cutting-edge techniques for nano research through these practicals, in addition to becoming closely aware of research going on across the University. The practicals for 2018-19 include:

  1. AFM 1 – basics
  2. AFM 2 – advanced
  3. Scalable Nanofabrication 1  -   Inverse Opal Electrode
  4. Scalable Nanofabrication 2 -  R2R Nanoimprint
  5. Optical microscopy
  6. Confocal microscopy
  7. Superresolution microscopy
  8. Raman spectroscopy
  9. Microfluidics 1
  10. Microfluidics 2
  11. Nanocrystal Batch Synthesis and Characterisation
  12. Solar cell fabrication
  13. Solar Cell characterisation
  14. Nanoparticle Flow Synthesis and Characterisation
  15. NP imaging with TEM
  16. DNA Origami
  17. Devices 1- e-beam lithography
  18. Devices 2 - Graphene Growth and Transfer
  19. Devices 3 - FIB
  20. Cyclic Voltammetry
  21. Electrodeposition + Nanoelectrochemistry
  22. ESEM and EDS
  23. High Resolution TEM
  24. Multidimensional Data Analysis in Electron Microscopy
  25. x-ray diffraction
  26. Gas adsorption / BET
  27. TGA/DSC
  28. DLS / Zetasizer
  29. 3D Printing + Matlab
  30. Intro to Python programming
  31. Arduinos and Raspberry Pi

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Applications open for Nano Ambassadors programme

May 09, 2019

Do you know (or are you) a PhD or final year undergrad/masters student eager to share the wonders of nano with budding scientists and engineers at UK schools and universities, and with peers? If so, read on!

Kevin Lim's paper chosen as the Editor's Pick in APL Materials

Mar 15, 2019

Kevin Lim (c2017) is first author of a paper chosen as an Editor's Pick in APL Materials. The work was done as part of his mini project.

Applications for Oct 2019 entry

Feb 04, 2019

We are accepting applications for entry in Oct 2019. See 'How to apply' for more information.

40 new EPSRC studentships for NanoDTC

Feb 04, 2019

We are pleased to announce that EPSRC have awarded a new Nano CDT grant of 40 studentships for training the next generation of interdisciplinary innovative nanoscientists