Micro and Nano Systems Center of Excellence

Acronym: MiNaSys
Title: Micro and Nano Systems Center of Excellence
Status: Active
Funding Organization: European Union




Leader in charge: D. Tsoukalas
Start Date: 1/12/10
Duration: 36 months


Summary       The purpose of the project is to extend and improve the existing facilities and know-how at the Institute of Microelectronics (IMEL) of the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, recognized as Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and MEMS in Greece, and organize and coordinate the access to the infrastructure at regional, national and EU levels. Dissemination and networking activities will be also organized, targeting mainly, but not exclusively, collaborations with the countries in Southeastern Europe in the field of nanofabrication, nanodevices and sensors/MEMS/NEMS. With the existing expertise, know-how and state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, complemented by important new equipment that will be purchased within the project, MiNaSys Center of Excellence (MiNaSys-CoE) aims at becoming unique in the Southeastern Europe region.   

      The instruments for the implementation of MiNaSys-CoE will be the following:

  • Extending and upgrading the existing infrastructure with advanced nanofabrication tools like sub 10 nm e-beam lithography
  • Recruitment of experienced scientists and engineers
  • Development of networking activities and strategic partnership with other leading research groups in Europe.
  • Organization of scientific events, thematic sessions and seminars supporting knowledge transfer and research policy development.
  • Dissemination of results and activities