Engineering Section


Our mission is to contribute to forwarding research, by assisting researchers in the design, fabrication and characterization of experimental setups, samples and devices.

Our teams of dedicated specialists provides support for Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, and  Nanofabrication and Characterization.


The mechanical engineering workshop is housed in a dedicated, purpose built facility opened in 2016.  Trained technical staff undertake fabrication using a range of manually operated and CNC machine tools.  User operated facilities include manual tools and 3D printers.

Our micro/nano-fabrication facilities are centred around the Class 1000 cleanroom, which is equipped for fabrication of samples on the nanoscale.  Using the state of the art deposition, lithography and etching tools our expert staff can help you to achieve your goals.  Characterization of your sample can be carried out on the various characterization instruments available in, and close to the cleanroom.

Electronics Support has been added to the services offered by the Engineering Section.

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