Research facilities

Cleanroom with person

Our academics and postgraduate researchers have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and laboratories. Undergraduate and Masters students may benefit from these facilities during their project work.

  • Nanotechnology cleanroom: The 800 m2 Leeds Nanotechnology Cleanroom offers a broad range of fabrication capabilities, including: Photo- and electron beam- lithography, contact and non-contact metrology, physical and chemical vapour deposition, dry etch and deposition, wafer and device bonding, and annealing capabilities, in addition to test, packaging and post-processing.
  • Molecular beam epitaxy facility: Our in-house Oxford Instruments V80H III–V MBE machine gives us the ability to grow layered compound semiconductor structures.
  • EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems: A national resource for the fabrication of complex systems which can be used for academic and industrial collaborations.
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology facility: This facility is for the characterisation analysis of soft matter systems such as hybrid organic/inorganic system.
  • Royce facilities: The Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials is funding two new state-of-the-art facilities, which provide unique capability for the UK: a multifunctional materials growth facility, and a versatile X-ray spectroscopy facility for materials characterisation in controlled environments.

Working with business

We are committed to sharing our facilities and associated expertise with external academic and industrial collaborators. Contact our Research and Innovation team for more information.