NTNU NanoLab is a cross facultary, strategic initiative with the objective to coordinate and promote nanoscience and nanotechnology at NTNU. The initiative is driven by NTNU in close collaboration with SINTEF.
Nanotechnology is, by virtue, cross disciplinary. For this reason, NTNU NanoLab aims to facilitate a collaborating research environment for scientists within the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, materials technology and medical research. The research environment spans over several departments distributed at five faculties at NTNU: the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Humanities.
Today, there are around 90 permanent employees with research interests towards areas were nanotechnology and nanoscience plays an important part. In order to offer the necessary, modern facilities for research within this field, NTNU NanoLab has established a state-of-the art cleanroom infrastructure.These laboratories are open to students and scientists at NTNU and SINTEF as well as external researchers.
NTNU NanoLab is also the leader of the "Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility" , NorFab.
ERC Grant to Professor Arne Brataas at the Department of Physics
Professor Brataas has been awarded an ERC Grant from the European Research Council to pursue his studies within spintronics. Read more about Brataas’ research interests here.
The fourth NorFab Nano-Matchmaking Seminar took place in Trondheim, June 2nd 2015.
In an attempt to promote collaboration, representatives from Norwegian industry and academia were invited to a one-day seminar at Scandic Hotel Lerkendal.
The seminar gathered 53 participants, representing 11 companies, 4 institutes as well as the Research Council of Norway (RCN), UiO, UiB, HBV and NTNU. Aase Marie Hundere(RCN) opened the seminar by presenting the funding opportunities for collaborations between academia and industry. Other participants then followed up with 28 short presentations describing their competence and which expertise they were seeking. In addition, the study program in nanotechnology at NTNU was presented. Most importantly, there was ample time for mingling, discussions and matchmaking.
Two PhD-positions within nanotechnology / nanoscience have been announced on www.jobbnorge.no
NT-35/15; Phd position within nanostructuring by focused ion beam (FIB), applicattion deadline: 29.05.2015
IVT-74/15; PhD-position in Nanotechnology for Intrinsically Icephobic Surfaces, applicattion deadline: 15.05.2015
Myfab and NorFab User Meeting in Lund
The second joint Myfab-NorFab User Meeting was facilitated by Lund Nano Lab at Lund University, April 21-22. Around 250 active cleanroom users from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway participated. Read more about the arrangement here.