About Us

About Us

nanoLAB is a designated research centre at Newcastle University, specialising in nanoscience and technology.

Staff and students from across the university come together in nanoLAB. They bring a wealth of expertise and insights. The aim is to pursue new opportunities and innovations in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Merz Court


We broker access to lab facilities around the university such as:

We also promote access to INEX, a commercial nano and microfabrication facility on campus. The only costs are for consumable items (eg materials).

INEX has also provided equipment to the University that has been re-distributed across campus which all staff and students are welcome to use at no cost.  Some pieces of equipment will need to be booked – see our list to view available equipment.


We run monthly seminars. These are an opportunity for networking, as there is a buffet lunch prior to the speaker.

The format is a 15-20 minute presentation followed by discussion. There is a cross-disciplinary audience and speakers present opportunities for new research in order to stimulate discussion among the group.

Other events include postgraduate poster days and tutorials by research theme members on the fundamental aspects of their research.


Our research is separated into four main themes:

Our Vision is to promote and support:

  • world class research in the domain of nanoscience and technology at Newcastle
  • multidisciplinary research including applied nanoscience and technology for societal and economic benefit
  • commercialisation of our research and engagement with the community

Contact us for further information.