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, and each practical normally lasts for 3 hours. 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. Training in computational / simulation tools is also included in the practicals series.

The practicals planned for 2020-21 include:

  • AFM 1
  • AFM 2
  • R2R Nanoimprint
  • 3D printing and Laser writing
  • Optical microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Superresolution microscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Microfluidics 1
  • Microfluidics 2
  • Nanocrystal Batch Synthesis and Characterisation
  • Solar cell fabrication
  • Solar Cell characterisation
  • Nanoparticle Flow Synthesis and Characterisation
  • NP imaging with TEM
  • DNA Origami
  • Devices 1- e-beam lithography
  • Devices 2 – Graphene Growth and Characterisation
  • Devices 3 – FIB
  • Electrodeposition, Nanoelectrochemistry, cyclic voltammetry
  • ESEM and EDS
  • High Resolution TEM
  • Multidimensional Data Analysis in Electron Microscopy
  • x-ray diffraction
  • Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Cathodoluminescence
  • XPS
  • Intro to Python programming
  • Intro to COMSOL
  • Intro to DFT and High Performance Computing – part 1
  • Intro to DFT and High Performance Computing – part 2