£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 Electronic Systems Design Centre within the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology 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