Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
The University is providing state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to the innovation of novel multifunctional devices. Royce Atoms to Devices researchers will have access to facilities for nano-scale thin film deposition, device patterning and electrical characterisation and instrumentation able to analyse of a wide range of surfaces. Along with a range of tools for prototyping nano-devices.
Core Research Area
Atoms to Devices is concerned primarily with the deposition of functional films either by vacuum (top down) or solution processes (bottom up) through patterning in all three dimensions. It also includes the manufacture of powders for thick film deposition. Potential application areas cover almost all industrial sectors and particularly ICT, Healthcare and Energy. These applications could transform the following markets: £360bn photonics/imaging/communication; £270Bn semiconductor; £164Bn Cybersecurity; £50Bn energy storage. Royce academic partners, and the wider UK academic and industry community, has a vibrant, world-leading network in materials science and engineering, with excellence across the disciplinary areas required to create a vertically integrated Atoms to Devices programme. This interconnectivity is rarely seen in a single institution, and the Royce collaboration provides a unique and timely means of achieving this.