The York JEOL Nanocentre

The JEOL 7800F Prime chamber


York JEOL Workshop 2016


Ed Boyes

Gold nanoparticle

Poster presentation


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

  • Professor Pratibha Gai FREng FRS, founding co-director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, has been appointed a Dame (DBE) in the New Year Honours for services to chemical sciences and technology. University news.
  • The University of York is new partner in the SuperSTEM Laboratory recently awarded £7M by EPSRC to operate the UK's National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy (SuperSTEM news).
  • The Nanocentre welcomed delegates to the RMS Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials in Liquids held at York and hosted demonstrations for the workshop

Background to the Nanocentre

The York JEOL Nanocentre was formally established in 2007 and 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) and many others 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.