£22 million Centre for NanoHealth

This unique facility linking the College of Engineering, Science and Medicine houses a unique micro-nano fabrication clean room embedded within a biological research laboratory and with immediate access to clinical research facilities run by local NHS clinicians.

Find out more about the Centre for NanoHealth (CNH).

Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre

For levels 3 and 4 research projects students are provided with workspace in the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre.

Examples of equipment employed during undergraduate study in the characterisation and study of medical engineering processes include:

  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Fermentation rigs
  • Particle characterisation
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Hydrodynamic shear adhesion assays
  • Membrane separation rigs
  • Rheometers

Level 1 chemical engineering laboratory

The Level 1 laboratory has twenty-two bench-scale experiments which provide experience in measuring and estimating data relating to various aspects of basic process engineering.

Examples include:

  • Determining the efficiency profile of a pump
  • Behaviour of a gas fluidised bed
  • Gas calorimetry
  • Vapour pressure as a function of temperature (Ramsay-Young experiment)
  • Mixing in flow-through stirred vessels
  • Distillation of toluene solutions
  • Drying of solids
  • Nature of fluid flow
  • Dynamic response of sensors

Electronics Systems Design Centre

Medical engineering students at all levels use facilities of the Electronic Systems Design Centre within the Systems and Process Engineering Centre. It has a variety of state-of-the art equipment. Facilities include:

  • Design and modelling laboratory equipped with Sun UNIX machines and TCAD (TSUPREM, MEDICI) softwares, as well as IC-CAP parameter extraction tool, SABER simulator and Synopsys IC design software suit.
  • Fully equipped state-of-the-art power electronics laboratory consisting of oscilloscopes, function generators, power analyzers, micro-processor development systems, spectrum analyzers, high voltage test equipment, thermal device characterisation equipment, and device characterisation equipment (including an HP4124 parameter analyzer, a probe station and CV characterisation equipment).
  • Fully equipped clean room for power device fabrication including plasma etch/deposition, e-beam metallisation, sputtering, spin coating, mask alignment, surface profiling, wet/dry oxide growth, acid etch, rapid thermal anneal.
  • Fpga / cpld system development tools