The MESA+ lab facilities play a crucial role in the MESA+ research programs as well as in the commercialization strategy.
The MESA+ research programs are directly related to the national research program NanoNed. In NanoNed the importance of a national facility has been acknowledged, and a major part of the effort and the accompanying budget is dedicated to NanoLab NL. NanoLab NL has the aim to build up, maintain and provide a coherent and accessible high-level, state-of-the-art infrastructure for nanotechnological research and innovation in the Netherlands. NanoLab NL is about national cohesion in infrastructure, access, and tariff structure. MESA+ is proud to be part of the national consortium NanoLab NL.
MESA+ NanoLab has extensive laboratory facilities at its disposal, offering a wide spectrum of opportunities for researchers in the Netherlands and abroad:
- a 1250 m2 fully equipped cleanroom, with a focus on microsystems technology, nanotechnology, CMOS and materials and process engineering;
- a fully equipped central materials analysis laboratory
- a number of specialized laboratories for chemical synthesis and analysis,
materials research and analysis, and device charactererization.
MESA+ NanoLab plays a central part in collaboriations with industry. MESA+ has a strong relationship with industry, both through joint research projects with the larger multinational companies, and through a cooperation policy focused on small and medium- sized enterprises.