The York JEOL Nanocentre

The JEOL 7800F Prime chamber

Nanowires

York JEOL Workshop 2016

Zeolite

Ed Boyes

Gold nanoparticle

Poster presentation

Vision

To be a world leading interdisciplinary centre for dynamic and collaborative materials research on the nanoscale, underpinned by innovative instrument development in electron and scanning probe imaging and spectroscopies.

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Mission Statement

To be the UK centre of excellence for in-situ and environmental aberration-corrected electron imaging and spectroscopy.

To provide an environment and support for stimulating interdisciplinary research and teaching for academia and industry.

Research and Teaching

The Nanocentre is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with founding Co Directors, Professor Pratibha Gai, FREng, FRS and Professor Edward Boyes, FRMS, FInstP. It provides world-class teaching and research training for young scientists to PhD and full and part-time MSc level, and contributing to teaching and research projects in the supporting University Departments and more widely. It offers short courses towards higher degree education programmes and hands-on training for scientists in industry.

Services for industry

The Nanocentre is an open access, industry facing and "industry first" facility, with published terms and conditions.

Recent News

  • The Nanocentre welcomed delegates to the RMS Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials in Liquids held at York and hosted demonstrations for the workshop
  • Welcome to Dr Jon Barnard who has joined the Nanocentre as the new Experimental Officer
  • New Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, Dr Steve Tear
  • York JEOL workshop on Future Technologies in Electron Microscopy
  • Professor Pratibha Gai, FREng, elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).
  • Professor Ed Boyes presents invited lecture at Materials Res Society (MRS), Phoenix, USA.
  • Prof. Ed Boyes presents invited lecture at Microscopy of America conference, Portland, USA.

 

Background to the Nanocentre

The York JEOL Nanocentre represents a major collaboration between the University of York, Yorkshire Forward through the European Union and JEOL who are world leaders in electron optics. We have created at the University a world class research and teaching facility. The Nanocentre draws on the combined resources of the Physics, Electronics and Chemistry departments, with Departments of Environmental Sciences, Biology, Heritage management and FERA (Food and Environmental Research Agency) also participating. As well as carrying out high quality nanoscience and materials research and teaching, the York JEOL Nanocentre provides rich opportunities for collaboration with UK industry and external partners.

It was formally established in 2007 and the flagship instrumentation was accepted in 2008.   In the last few years it has trained more than 250 students and researchers doing BSc, MPhys, MSc, MChem and PhD courses as well as supporting postdoctoral and other researchers in electron microscopy and different areas of the nanosciences.   Publications from the Nanocentre research include over 200 refereed scientific papers in leading journals. 

Research and teaching

The Nanocentre is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with founding Co Directors, Professor Pratibha Gai, FREng, FRS and Professor Edward Boyes, FRMS, FInstP. It provides world-class teaching and research training for young scientists to PhD and full and part-time MSc level, and contributing to teaching and research projects in the supporting University Departments and more widely. It offers short courses towards higher degree education programmes and hands-on training for scientists in industry.