Facility: Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)


Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC) represents a consolidation of research groups, associated with advanced material types used in medical devices, electronics, photonics, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, microfluidics, sensors, MEMS, optical and environmental devices.

The multi-million pound purpose-built facilities house some of the most sophisticated nano-fabrication, biological and characterisation equipment in the world. NIBEC is staffed by an internationally recognised and well experienced team of researchers and academics working predominantly at the interface of bioengineering and nanotechnology.

Key Clusters at NIBEC’s are:

- Sensors and Connected Health: Sensors, Point-of-Care Monitoring and Integrated intelligence based platforms

- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: The surface science of biomaterials and their biological interface, focusing the surface modification of substrates to act as bio-active scaffolds.

- Clean Technology: The development of engineering and materials principles to address sustainable environmental issues.

- Nanomaterials: The growth and characterisation of nanostructures to enhance devices.

Download NIBEC brochure http://www.nibec.ulster.ac.uk/about-us/nibec-brochure


- Cell Biology and Tissue Culture Lab
- Characterisation Lab
- Deposition Lab

For a full list of all NIBEC laboratories visit http://www.nibec.ulster.ac.uk/research/facilities/laboratories

Related Equipment
Nanoindenter; Atomic Force Microscope; Scanning Electron Microscope; X-ray Diffraction; Contact Profiler; Optical profiler; Raman Spectroscopy; Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy; X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy; Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy; Dual beam FEI SEM; Magnetron Sputter System; Filtered Cathodic vacuum Arc; Thermal CVD;  Microwave PECVD

Facilities/Equipment subject to availability

For more information on equipment visit http://www.nibec.ulster.ac.uk/uploads/documents/nibec_equipments_1.pdf 


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