Networks & Collaboration

Networking during an international PicoFIB seminar.

We work with a range of industrial and academic collaborators to solve key scientific problems for nano-micro-engineered materials, and advance developments in 3D materials characterisation.

Financial and Facility Support

We gratefully acknowledge financial and facility support from a range of industrial, academic, UK and Overseas Funding Bodies:

  • ASML Ltd
  • EPSRC Friction Programme Grant
  • The Grantham Institute, The University of Sheffield
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
  • Johnson Matthey
  • SKF Ltd
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Royal Microscopical Society
  • Turkish Government
  • Unilever Plc

PicoFIB - Advances in Gas-Ion Microscopy

The Sheffield NanoLAB is the managing partner of the international PicoFIB Network. It brings together researchers with an interest in material manipulation and characterisation using novel gas-ion patterning and microscopy and provides a foundation for knowledge exchange, technical training, and research development.

The programme is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and it runs from 2017 to 2020, comprising a series of exchange visits, training events, and international workshops. > More about PicoFIB.

PicoFIB group photo
The second international PicoFIB Network meeting gathered together over 30 current and potential users of gas-ion microscopy at UCL in February 2019. The meeting was organised by the Sheffield NanoLAB and London Centre for Nanotechnology. The keynote speaker was Dr Olga Ovchinnikova from Oat Ridge National Laboratory, USA. (Photo: Dogan Ozkaya)