University of Edinburgh Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS)

The Institute brings together researchers from integrated circuit design, system-on-chip design, microfabrication, micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), micro-machining and neural computation.

Close
University of Edinburgh Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS)

Research activities range from industrially-focussed process development (including hybrid ECM-EDM, USM-EDM, Laser-ECM) and low-power system-on-chip design to long-term research into circuit design, system architectures, micro-stereolithography and novel structures on silicon.

In the latter context, strong links to the life sciences exist and thus "bio-electronics" and "bio-mechanics" (orthopaedic engineering), in several forms, now provide an area of rapid growth that links the core activities within the Institute.

The Institute's facilities include a substantial design and test resource, a comprehensive silicon and MEMS fabrication capability which is based at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC). In addition to the extensive micro/nano fabrication equipment toolset, the SMC also houses the Microelectronic Imaging and Analysis Centre (MIAC) with SEM, AFM and FIB equipment for chip visualisation and repair.

IMNS is based within the University's School of Engineering and Electronics

Current vacancies for PHd Studentships are based within the CMOS Sensors and Systems Research Group

CONTACT DETAILS

The Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems
School of Engineering and Electronics
Edinburgh
EH9 3JL

0131 650 5645

http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/IMNS/