Welcome to the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC).

We are an inter-disciplinary facility dedicated to supporting and promoting world-leading nanoscience and materials characterisation. The nmRC is a hub for state-of-the-art facilities and the allied expertise needed for materials imaging, chemical imaging, compositional analysis and nanofabrication. The Centre is proud to support research and analytical services from across the engineering, physical and life sciences for all at the University of Nottingham and beyond.

How to access the Centre

Examining a sample using TEM

Internal area

Accessing our services for new and existing users

Analysing a sample using SEM on a video call

nmRC Commercial Services

Accessing our services for external users


Learn more about the Centre and the services we offer 

Loading a SEM stub into a chamber


Explore our capabilities

Watching a video tour of a lab


Virtually explore the Centre

Video call between two scientists in a lab


Meet our team

People teaching about SEM images

Training series

Details of our biannual seminar series

Laptop showing e-nmRC digital hub homepage


Join our digital hub

SEM image of daffodil pollen coloured yellow

Under the microscope

Our new public engagement initiative


Connect with us

Twitter (now X)

Follow @UoNnmRC


Connect with us