The Centre aims to promote and build upon the extensive Nanoscience activity of the University, providing a hub for activity and high profile visibility of the excellence Nottingham has to offer across all disciplines. The Centre is a collaboration between the School of Physics and Astronomy, School of Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, and the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering, but also collaborates with many other Schools in the sciences, arts and humanities. The Centre is well placed and ready to support academics in achieving excellence in their research and leveraging the funding available in the Nanosciences and related interdisciplinary areas.
The Centre is a focus for the Masters in Nanoscience and has been integral in securing grant income from the BBSRC, EPSRC, EU and the East Midlands Development Agency along with many publications. We also offer a access to a suite of state of the art instrumentation and allied expertise for nano and micro scale analysis. In addition to accessible instrumentation the centre offers flexible research space that can be dedicated to specific collaborative projects. Currently embedded within the nnnc, Dr. James O’Shea of the School of Physics and Astronomy has specialised electrospray and Auger instrumentation attached to the Centre’s Photo Emission Electron Microscope (PEEM) and Dr Mohamed Henini of the School of Physics and Astronomy who works in Photoluminescence, a powerful technique of probing the electronic structure of materials and determining their properties.
Nanotechnology remains a very active area of public interest. The Centre is active in public engagement including school visits, outreach events, and the Nano What? event that toured the Midlands.
The Centre is in building 22, Physics Building, on the University Park campus - more directions and maps can be found here