Integrated Micro and Nano Systems

Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

The Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC), a research facility based within the School of Engineering, is helping technology companies to manufacture critical parts for use in intensive care units during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research facility is currently supporting two companies – Druck and Pyreos – to meet the demand for specialist sensors used in ICUs (intensive care units) and the wider community.

Cleanroom facilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre

There are around 12 million people in the UK living with hearing loss – around one in six of us. According to the charity Action in Hearing Loss, only 40% of people who could benefit from hearing aids have them, and most people who have the devices don't use them often enough.

We are delighted to present our plans to create a new Maker Space within the School of Engineering for our students. Our vision is to provide a creative and functional space where students can practise, create and innovate. MakerSpace@Eng will be a place for our students to grow and learn in a stimulating, bespoke environment, engaging in hands-on projects where they will have the opportunity to bring their learning to life and transform ideas into three-dimensional reality.

Computer generated representative image of the MakerSpace@Eng

Salvador Barranco Cárceles, PhD research student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement, has won the best poster award at the IEEE UK Circuits and Systems Workshop 2019. His poster entitled Transforming Radiology: Flat Panel X-Ray Sources for Novel 3D Medical Imaging scooped the top prize at the event held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, London in December.

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