Nanostructure Group

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Research on nanostructures, including fabrication and characterization

Area(s) of Expertise

We fabricate nanostructures using chemical vapour deposition and combine vacuum-science with lasers and sensitive electronics characterization to study the fabricated devices toward applications in electronics, electron-beam technologies and energy conversion.

Research Services

Microfabrication, Nanostructure growth, Electronics testing, Optical characterization, Electron microscopy, Vacuum (low / high / ultra-high) characterization

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Clean technology
  • Defence and security industries
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)


General electronic equipment, such as multimeters, regular oscilloscopes and low- and high-voltage power supplies

Optical microscopes

Oven, hot plate, sonicator

Fume hood

Glove box

Agilent 54845 digital oscilloscope

Agilent 6624A quad-output power supply

Keithley 6517A electrometer

Keithley 6430 sub-femtoamp source meter

Tabor 5061 arbitrary waveform generator

SR 530 lock-in amplifier

Chemical vapour deposition reactor

Hitachi 530 scanning electron microscope

Ultra-high-vacuum system and its components including electron energy analyzer

Optical components and tables

Laserglow hand-held lasers

Coherent Verdi 5W solid-state laser

Coherent Mantis femto-second pulsed laser

Spectra-Physics WaveTrain frequency doubler

Spectra-Physics Beamlok 10W argon ion laser

Bruker Vertex 70 FTIR spectrometer



Video about our research activities

Article about our newly invented solar cell, “A new generation of solar power”

Seminar video-Heat Trap: A New Way to Generate Electricity Using Nanotechnology?

Professor Alireza Nojeh - WIN Seminar Series: Carbon nanotubes, photons and electrons: still full of surprises after two decades of research


Two awards for the Nojeh Nanostructure Group (conference best poster awards)