To main content

Microtechnology and nanotechnology

RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Micro- and nanotechnology enable us to develop new materials and miniaturized systems. By being able to measure, describe, model, control, manipulate and structure materials on the micro- and nanometer scale it is possible to develop new and improved materials and products that play a central role in solving the challenges of society. SINTEF is a major player in converting micro- and nanoscience into new products in a sustainable way.

Expertise

Aluminium

SINTEF offers expertise along the entire value chain from primary production to product development and performance. As a result of its low weight, outstanding corrosion properties and excellent mechanical properties, aluminium is one of the most important construction materials in the world.

Vice President
415 47 918
Read more about this expertise

Batteries

SINTEF is performing research on the whole battery value chain, from development of new materials for existing batteries and new battery systems to evaluation of performance and lifetime of commercial batteries for various applications. Other electrochemical energy storage systems such as supercapacitors and redox flow batteries are also areas of research.

Senior Research Scientist
982 43 439
Read more about this expertise

Biopharmaceuticals, medical technology and nanomedicine

Discovery, characterisation and production of biopharmaceuticals have been an important research area at SINTEF for more than 25 years. Main focus has been development of microbial production processes. We have established numerous methods, technologies, assays and laboratories to support this activity. Medical technology and Nanomedicine is rapidly growing research areas in SINTEF, where we focus on development of nanoparticles tailored for drug delivery, biosensors, and new solutions for therapy and diagnostics.

Research Manager
982 43 914
Read more about this expertise

Catalysis

Catalysis is involved in 85-90 % of all chemicals production. SINTEF has extensive experience within both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Our projects are often directed towards understanding the operation of the catalyst and the interplay between the catalyst and its process. We work closely with partners in academia and Norwegian and international industry.

Vice President Research
930 59 166
Read more about this expertise

High throughput screening

SINTEF has advanced facilities for high throughput screening and is working with lab automation and high throughput screening in a range of projects. The robotic screening facility at SINTEF has state of the art equipment for efficient automation of assays and cultivation in microplate format. Several thousands of samples and cultures are processed per day on a regular basis in the screening facility.

Research Manager
915 44 429
Read more about this expertise

Mass spectrometry and separation science in Biotechnology

Biological and biotechnological systems are often very complex, containing a large number (hundreds to thousands) of distinct chemical compounds. The use of mass spectrometry (MS) coupled to chromatographic separation (GC, LC, IC, FFF) allows for sensitive and robust quantification (ng/ml and below) of one or several selected compounds. This can be done even when the compound(s) of interest is present at very low concentration and in complex mixtures with closely related molecules. No other analytical technique can provide the same combination of sensitivity, selectivity and specificity for biological systems.

Read more about this expertise

Silicon radiation sensors

Silicon radiation sensors are used for detecting ionizing particles and light. The department of Microsystems and Nanotechnology at SINTEF manufactures silicon radiation sensors adapted to customer specifications. Our services range from pure prototype development and device optimization to production processes. We offer foundry services as well as customer specific fabrication. Through in-house design and processing facilities, we offer flexibility at every level, from initial design to final detectors. At MiNaLab, we have long experience with different types of silicon radiation sensors, roughly divided into five categories.

Senior Research Scientist
982 45 162
Read more about this expertise
Watch a short film about SINTEF MiNaLab
Watch a short film about SINTEF MiNaLab

Laboratories

Projects

News