Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Pioneering nanomaterials R&D is recognised with 'Start Up' award

Surrey NanoSystems' versatile growth tool for carbon nanotube fabrication.
Surrey NanoSystems' versatile growth tool for carbon nanotube fabrication.

Abstract:
Surrey NanoSystems, a spinout from The University of Surrey which has developed a tool for manufacturing carbon nanotubes, has been recognised by an awards scheme that follows ground-breaking research by UK universities and technology companies.

Pioneering nanomaterials R&D is recognised with 'Start Up' award

Newhaven, UK | Posted on September 27th, 2007

Surrey NanoSystems triumphed in the 'Start-up and University Collaboration' category, at The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards, organized by The Engineer magazine.

Its award recognises research and development collaboration behind a new type of tool that can grow carbon nanotubes reliably and repeatably, in forms that are compatible with semiconductor fabrication processes - a key target market for the new company.

Andrew Lee, Editor of The Engineer, said: "The UK's universities are home to world class innovation in engineering and technology, a fact that is too often overlooked. The Engineer is delighted to recognise some of the best of these through this new awards scheme."

Gerry Thurgood, CEO of Surrey NanoSystems, added: "The NanoGrowth tool provides proven growth processes that allow nanomaterial research to be converted into commercial products. The architecture is highly modular and allows users to gain automated control over all aspects of nanomaterial fabrication, from generating the catalysts required for material growth, to fabricating the final precision structures."

The carbon nanotube 'recipes' and patented fabrication technology inside the new tool are derived from ground-breaking work at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). Supported by funding from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), and IP Group PLC, Surrey NanoSystems has already begun to make sales to research laboratories, and is currently working with globally-recognised technology manufacturers to provide the tool in forms suitable for manufacturing commercial products.

Surrey NanoSystems' Gerry Thurgood received the award from Declan Curry, business presenter for the BBC Breakfast programme. The company won the Start-up and University Collaboration award against stiff competition. One shortlisted finalist was Lontra and Imperial College, with a radically new type of automobile engine that that is up to tens of percent more efficient than a traditional engine. Another combination, Haemair and Swansea University, has created a blood/air mass exchanger that can be used as an artificial lung, or as an external respiratory aid.

Ed Metcalfe, SEEDA's Head of Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management, added: "SEEDA's funding for this project was aimed at bringing South East universities and companies together to develop new processes and materials in the new fields of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. These areas offer huge potential to improve existing applications developed by South East based companies, from sports goods to engineering applications, and from coatings to electronics, where added functionality and performance could pay great dividends on a national and international stage. We are delighted that our funding stimulated the formation of Surrey NanoSystems and congratulate them on their success in these awards."

####

About Surrey NanoSystems
Surrey NanoSystems is focused on providing production platforms for using carbon nanotubes and other nanowires in high technology applications, including as a replacement for the conventional metals used in the fabrication of silicon chips - which are approaching their performance limits. The concept behind Surrey NanoSystems started in 2005, as a joint venture between The University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), who had developed a pioneering process for manufacturing carbon nanotubes at room temperature, and the thin film tool manufacturer CEVP. The organizations united to turn the carbon nanotube fabrication idea into a practical, commercial tool. In December 2006, IP Group provided substantial funding to create a new corporation, Surrey NanoSystems, formed with staff and IP from ATI and CEVP.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Surrey NanoSystems
Euro Business Park, Building 24
Newhaven, BN9 0DQ, UK.
t: +44 (0)1273 515899

Copyright © Surrey NanoSystems

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Materials/Metamaterials

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014

NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials: By 'drawing' micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applicat July 22nd, 2014

Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam July 21st, 2014

Carbyne morphs when stretched: Rice University calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor July 21st, 2014

Announcements

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014

Tools

The Hiden EQP Plasma Diagnostic with on-board MCA July 22nd, 2014

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

Dongbu HiTek Unveils Low-Voltage BCDMOS Process for Efficient Power Management in Smart Phones and Tablet Computers July 21st, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Carbyne morphs when stretched: Rice University calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor July 21st, 2014

Albany NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Prestigious Journal of Electronic Materials July 1st, 2014

NSERC Boosts Funding for Waterloo Researchers on the Verge of a Breakthrough June 27th, 2014

One step to solar-cell efficiency: Rice University researchers’ chemical process may improve manufacturing June 21st, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE