The Institute of Micro- and Nanotechnologies (IMN) MacroNano®


The Institute of Micro- and Nanotechnologies stands for interdisciplinary and cross-faculty top-level research in the field of micro- and nanotechnologies. Founded in 2006, the institute today consists of 40 departments of the TU Ilmenau and thus combines and bundles the competences of natural sciences, strongly technology-oriented fields of microsystems engineering and nanotechnology as well as very application-oriented engineering disciplines.

The aim of the institute is

  • to intensify interdisciplinary research in the field of micro- and nanotechnologies from the basics to application
  • to increase the transfer of knowledge through research projects together with scientific partners and partner companies and
  • to continuously develop the research competence in-house and with the scientific partners

The Center of Micro- and Nanotechnologies is available to the member departments to implement the goals pursued by the Institute. With more than 300 systems and devices on almost 2,000m2 of laboratory space in two high-tech buildings (Feynmanbau and Meitnerbau), the ZMN is the infrastructural centre of the institute.

In the video we take a look at the Forlab NSME at the Center for Micro- and Nanotechnologies at TU Ilmenau

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