Our Vision

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is a cross-disciplinary facility dedicated to supporting and promoting world-leading nanoscience and materials characterisation.

How do we deliver this?

Facilities: Cutting-edge facilities for the micro- and nano-scale imaging and compositional analysis of materials from a diverse range of research areas. We are home to over 20 major instruments worth more than £25m. 

Expertise: An expert team of >20 academics, research technical professional, experimental officers and administrative staff from across the Facilities at UoN.

Resources: The nmRC provides material charactersation services, training and access to researchers from across the breadth of UoN. We host two doctoral training programmes, and run our own Centre led grant activity including for equipment acquisition and to provide equipment access schemes. We have a dedicated commercial and KE team (nmCS) to help provide access to industry and other higher education institutions, as well as running public engagment and outreach activities. 

Our Timeline

The nmRC was officially opened on the 20th April 2016 following University Executive Board approval to relocate major equipment for nanoscience and materials imaging. Prompted by a desire to better maximise research value from high end instrumentation scattered across UoN, and in response to the development of the Nottingham Tramway through campus, the nmRC was the successor to the pre-existing Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre (NNNC). 

Our development timeline is given below:

What do we do at the nmRC?

Our range of state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise can broadly be broken down into the following themes:

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