NTNU NanoLab

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 more than 70 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. 

One PhD-position in Experimental Physics (nanomagnetism/magnonics) is currently vacant at the Department of Physics.

Application deadline: 01.08.2014.
Please find the full announcement text here.

A position as senior engineer has been announced with application deadline March 6th 2014.

The national strategy within nanotechnology was lauched by the Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske on the 27th of June.

Onsager Lecture June 12th: Synthetic muscle obtained by marrying nanotechnology and the rubber band.

This year's Onsager Lecture will be given by Professor Richard Spontak from the North Carolina State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He will give is lecture at:

June 12th, at 13.15 in Lecture Hall K5 (Chemistry building 5).

An abstract for the lecture is given here.

Prof. Bones' research at the Department of Biology is highlighted in Nano Patents and Innovations SATURDAY, JANUARY 28,2012

The Research Council of Norway announces up to 60 MNOK for research within nanotechnology and advanced materials (NANO2021).

Deadline for filing applications: 15.02.2012.
More inforamtion regarding Nano2021 can be found here.

In their first full year of operation, NTNU NanoLab reached their goal of doubling the user hours.

In an interview made by "Universitetsavisa" at NTNU, the director of NTNU NanoLab expresses his satisfaction over the this fact. However, great challenges lie ahead: "Continued increase in the use of the cleanroom by researches from university and industry as well an increase of the total income will be required in the comming years." Gastinger states. You may read more of the interview here. (The article is published in Norwegian.)

Scientific events

Guest lecture

Alistair Bannerman from the University of Birmingham, UK (http://www.trailab.net/index.htm ) will give a guest lecture at NTNU with the title:

 Visualising phase changes in a calcium phosphate cement system using Raman spectroscopy

Time: Tuesday November 18, at 12.15

Place: NanoLab's lecture area, K1-140 in the building connecting Chemistry Buildings 1  and 2.