About NaMiFab UGent

NaMiFab UGent is an expertise center for Nano-and Microfabrication. We structure and combine different materials at nano- and microscale to fabricate various components and systems.

Our mission

Open up state of the art test and research infrastructure for nano- and microfabrication
for the entire UGent research community working in diverse domains.

With NaMiFab we bring together the processing equipment and expertise of 3 UGent research groups:

  • Photonics Research Group (PRG)
  • Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST)
  • Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group (LCP)

The available knowhow is widely applicable in diverse domains. Therefore it is relevant for a very broad group of users within Ghent University. The aim of NaMiFab is to make this infrastructure available to the whole UGent research community.

 NaMiFab makes interdisciplinary research in a wide variety of research domains possible.

UGent researchers can collaborate with NaMiFab to conduct interdisciplinary research in a wide variety of research domains. Typically the resources to e.g. conduct a first short feasibility study, in order to properly prepare a research project proposal, are not available. The aim of NaMiFab is to lower the barrier and hence the costs for first entry as much as possible. The target is to accommodate new requests free of charge for the user. Please have a look at some use case examples to get inspired. 

Download our NaMiFab UGent presentation here (pdf, 3MB, 30 slides)

NaMiFab research groups

More information on the research topics of the NaMiFab groups can be found on their individual group pages.

Photonics Research Group (PRG)

PRG uses the infrastructure for realizing photonic integrated chips (PICs). The group carries out research towards the improvement of the processes for realizing these chips as well as uses the fabricated chips for research towards their application in telecom, datacom, biosensing, neural networks etc.

Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST)

CMST uses the infrastructure for development of new technologies for on one hand electronic/photonic/microfluidic chip packaging and interconnection, in
applications where miniaturisation is required, and on the other hand, for large area electronics and sensor systems, where dynamic and thermoplastic deformability of the circuit is an important research topic.

Liquid Crystals and Photonics Group (LCP)

LCP  uses the infrastructure for the realization of liquid crystal devices for research purposes or for proof-of-concept devices. Applications of such devices cover a wide area ranging from optical shutters, optical beam steering devices and tunable lenses to tunable PICs. Next to that also devices with thin organic layers are fabricated in the clean room such as Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) and organic solar cells.