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Nano and Microtechnologies for Energy

The purpose of this module is to provide specialist training in nano and micro scale manufacturing techniques. The module will explore innovative micro and nanoscale fabrication technologies for realising modern day nano and microsystems.




Dr Qi Zhang


24 hours lectures + 4 hours independent learning time and 72 hours written assignment


Coursework worth 15 credits


NMTEOn successful completion of this study the student should be able to:

  • Describe the operation of nano & micro scale manufacturing techniques
  • Recognise and evaluate applications of rapid prototyping at the nano and micro scale
  • Apply fabrication and design rules to the manufacture of micro & nano devices
  • Evaluate nano/micro devices and propose routes by which they could be manufactured


  • Nano Self Assembly
  • Micro direct write technologies
  • Material interaction rules & challenges
  • Design rules of micro & nano manufacture
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