Micro and Nanoscale Design Laboratory

The Micro- and Nanoscale Design Laboratory addresses functional materials from the nano- to the mesoscale. Using a wide range of nanofabrication and computational tools, we explore the design of materials from the bottom up, in a layer-by-layer fashion, exploring how material chemically and physically evolves to comprise the properties of a continuum. Our research is performance driven and motivated by its relation to material properties and modes of fabrication. We primarily use high resolution photolithography and atomic layer deposition to realize prototypes that were designed by partly self-created computational tools working at the interface between the nano- and microscale. We also work on in situ characterization technologies to track the evolution of our material synthesis from layer to layer providing full control of every step of the fabrication. We aim to publish all scientific results from our laboratory. A list of recent publications can be found on the publication page.

-Jan Torgersen

Director of the Micro- and Nanoscale Design Laboratory
Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Visiting Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA