May 21-22 2013
University of Rzeszow

May 21-22 2013
University of Rzeszow

May 21-22 2013
University of Rzeszow

May 21-22 2013
University of Rzeszow

May 21-22 2013
University of Rzeszow

May 21-22 2013
University of Rzeszow

Symposium Venue

Center for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

In the last decade Nanotechnology became as a new area of research and development absorbed huge number of scientists, hundreds of institutions and enormous sums of many.  In North America and Europe arose power Centers of Nanotechnology with modern equipment dedicated to sophisticated methods of technology and measurements attracted the best young specialists . These unprecedented in history of science efforts result in amazing discoveries as principally new material graphen. Thus, this consecutive effort of technological revolution stimulated modern branches of industry and created unexpected opportunities in electronics and communications, probably enables us to overcome today’s economic crisis.

Acting according these modern trends, University of Rzeszow launches an innovative Microelectronics and  Nanotechnology Centre and Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Center  with Facilities for Molecular Beam Epitaxy as well as for Electron Microscopy & Sample Preparation and for Nanolithography. In February 2007, an application to the Ministry of Regional Development and to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland for the construction of  a research and education  center in the nanotechnology area, was issued. It was accepted for  realization in middle 2009 with a quote of 18 mln EUR in the frame of the Operating Program Infrastructure and Environment. Thus, on the 17 July 2009 the Rzeszów University signed the contract for financing a Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Center. Simultaneously, another contract for financing a Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Centre from the Regional (The Podkarpackie Region of Poland) Operating Program was signed with local Government on 31 mln EUR.  New building of the Center for Microelectronics & Nanotechnology and Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Centre with 15 000 m2 of usable area rise due that.

Economic Impact of the Center to southeastern Poland:

Podcarpackie Region is home to many industrial enterprises, research institutions and educational settings. These contribute greatly to Southeastern Poland’s economy.

The Center will qualify students to be highly skilled professionals in every domain of nanotechnology and  materials engineering such as aerospace  nanomaterials and nanocomposites as well as analytical biotechnology and biomaterials. The Center will sustain ongoing development of microelectronics and nanotechnology industry, research and education, which are invaluable environmentally and economically.

It is planned that the Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Center executes research projects concerning growth,  characterization and application of nanostructures based on III-V and II-VI semiconductors materials as well as on carbon (graphene). We also would like to introduce nanolithography and develop  MBE technology, as methods for the fabrication of nano-structures such as:  quantum wells, quantum dots or super-lattices. The Characterization of these objects will include techniques such as electron microscopy (SEM, TEM),  time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS), Raman spectroscopy  integrated  with AFM (Nano-Raman), XRD, EPR, micro-luminescence at low temperatures as well as  magneto-transport phenomena measured at super-low temperatures and high  magnetic fields.

Center of Microelectronics and Nanotechnology has become a reality. We are planning on the official opening of the Center on May 21-22, 2013. One of the main events of the opening ceremony will be the Symposium on Nanostructured Materials.   

 

Center’s Research & Education Focus:

As a multi-disciplinary facility, the Center is planning multifaceted research and educational activities which cover all aspects of microelectronics and nanotechnology.  It focuses on:

  • Growth, characterization and application of III-V-, II-VI- and graphene-based nanostructures;
  • Development of  MBE technology and nanolithography technique to fabricate quantum wells, quantum dots and super-lattices;
  • Characterization techniques such as:
  • electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), 
  • time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS),
  • Raman spectroscopy integrated  with AFM (Nano-Raman),
  • XRD,
  • EPR,
  • micro-luminescence at low temperatures,
  • magneto-transport phenomena measured at super-low temperatures and high  magnetic fields;;
  • Curricula for teaching nanotechnology-related subjects to university students.

In addition to having outstanding laboratories, sophisticated equipment, the 200-square-meter clean area, six 150-seat auditoriums, twenty four 50-seat classrooms,  and the 300-seat conference hall, the Center provides many opportunities for research collaboration, training, and fieldwork staging.