Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, NCKU
Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology (CMNST) established in 1997 is one of the three university-level research centers of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). Subsidized by Taiwan National Science and Technology Program for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Research University Integration Project from the Ministry of Education, the center has accumulated abundant talents-cultivation experiences and top research achievements and thus become a key institute for nano technology and research in Taiwan.
There are 71 facilities in CMNST gathered in the 500 m2 Nanofabrication Clean Room (Class 1000) and the 380 m2 Nano-Inspection Lab. All of the facilities are managed by professional engineers (MA degree) and researchers (PhD degree). The facilities are accessible in two ways—OEM and self-operation. Moreover, all of the facilities are under E-management, which provides 24 hour convenient-public-fair booking and charging service.
According to the results of National Science Council performance evaluation of micro/nano centers in Taiwan, CMNST has the largest scale, the greatest influence, and the best service and research KPIs. Every year, CMNST provides service for 15 thousand users, over 50 companies, and issues more than 100 certified test reports. In addition, it has developed four in-house research teams: 1. Nanolithography, 2. Epitaxy & Nanosurface, 3. Nanomaterial Analysis, and 4. Nondestructive Analysis.