Nano@NTNU is an overall, strategic initiative with the objective to coordinate and promote research within nanotechnology, nanoscience and functional materials at NTNU.

Research at the nanolevel is by virtue most often cross disciplinary. Thus, Nano@NTNU seeks to assist the initiation of cross disciplinary projects and proposals by creating relevant meeting arenas for scientists at different departments and faculties at NTNU. You may learn more about the research at NTNU within nanotechnology, nanoscience and functional materials here.

Our cleanroom, NTNU NanoLab, is part of the initiative Nano@NTNU. The facility NanoLab has its own staff and director, Dr. Kay Gastinger. NTNU NanoLab is an open access, hands-on facility for students and researchers. It is also the leader of the national infrastructure "Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility", NorFab.  More information about NTNU NanoLab can be found here.

NorFab II to receive 90 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway

The Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility II is a continuation of the national infrastructure NorFab that provides open access to four cleanrooms in Norway: UiO MiNaLab, SINTEF MiNaLab, MST-lab at Vestfold and Buskerud University College and NTNU NanoLab. NorFab is led by NTNU NanoLab.

The 90 million NOK is given by the RCN for continued operations and funding of laboratory equipment in the four nodes over the next 5 years.

Head of NorFab, Kay Gastinger, says that they are very satisfied to receive funding for a second period for one of the largest national research infrastructure projects in Norway ever. “The planned investments in state-of-the-art equipment are essential to keep our infrastructure on an international top level. The Research Council of Norway has recognized that we need long-term operational funding for our cost-intensive infrastructures. We will continue to build NorFab as a robust and competent backbone for research and innovation based on micro-/nanotechnology in Norway”, he concludes.

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

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.

Cleanroom information


The 67th SCANDEM conference  of the Nordic Microscopy Society will take place at NTNU in Trondheim Norway, from Tuesday evening June 7th to Friday June 10th at lunch. Read more about SCANDEM 2016 AND REGISTER here.