Institute for Micro and Nano Systems
The IMNS is a core partner of the Institute for Integrated Systems(IIS), one of six joint research institutes in the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics (ERPem).
This creates synergy between existing teams with established international reputations building "towers of excellenc" in astronomy and space technology, bio-photonic and bio-electronic systems, high-value manufacturing technologies, miniature-system integration and advanced photonic devices and systems.
IIS staff are internationally-recognised researchers in innovative, low-power VLSI design, novel computational paradigms, advanced silicon device fabrication, optical science and technology, photonics devices and systems (including sensors, lasers and displays), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), micro-machining, laser-based processing and ultrafast/nano-optics.
The partnership consists of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ROE Edinburgh), the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (UoE) and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (HW). The partners have complementary skills and technology capabilities, which provides the IIS with opportunities to address research topics that would not be possible on an individual basis.
The Institute for Micro and Nano Systems has a variety of facilities available.