Work in Microsystems Technology has been recognized through the award of the Royal Society/Wolfson grant together with other research council and industrial funding. Recent interdisciplinary projects include: RF micro-electro-mechanical systems for mobile telephony, SAW sensors for the food process industry, a polymeric microgripper for single cell manipulation, a monolithic probe card for testing integrated circuits and filters for THz radiation. In addition, funding has been obtained from County Durham sub-Regional Partnership for research directed towards industrial exploitation. Part of this grant provided pump-priming for a new Electronics Lecturer, who is working on carbon nanotube devices in collaboration with Durham's Physics and Chemistry Departments.
See the Microsystems technology research group pages for further information.