The Nanoelectronics and MEMS Laboratory at the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Thailand)
The Nanoelectronics and MEMS Laboratory was established in the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC). Its main objectives are to promote innovation in R&D and the application of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) including nanotechnology in order to support technology development and adoption in electronics such as nanosensor, Lab-on-a-chip, microfabrication, and MEMS devices.
Some of their most promsing ongoing projects include:
A) Research and Development of Cantilever based Biosensor: Sensor arrays developed from MEMS for chemical measurement have gained more attention from researchers around the world. However, there has not been any leader in this sensor array technology. Researches within the laboratory are developing a sensor array chip, for application in national major Thai industries such as agriculture and food technology with the goal to become the leader in these fields.
B) Printed Electronics: Their interests encompass the synthesis of newly polymeric and conductive semiconductors, fabricating biosensors, agricultural sensors, transducers, integrated circuits and MEMS using new techniques such as inkjet printing and self-assembly printing. Currently they are working on an inkjet printed saliva glucose sensor, self-assembly carbon nanotube printing for self assemble nanotransistor and biosensor applications and inkjet printing, guided electrospinning technology.
C) Carbon Nanotube (CNT) based Gas Sensor: The aim of this project is to develop high-sensitivity micro gas sensor utilizing nanotechnology. In this project, the fabrication facility uses chemical vapor deposition system (CVD) for the construction of carbon nanotubes and other nanostructures. CNTs will then be synthesized in various forms. Next, manufacture will begin on CNT based gas sensors including CNT-metal oxide and CNT-polymer composites.
D) Research and Development of Electronic Olfactory Sensing System by Sensor Array Technology: The objective of this R&D project is to enhance the capability to manufacture gas micro sensors using combined sensor technologies. The main application is an odor sensor to be utilized in an electronic olfactory sensing system, which is applicable to the food and healthcare industries as well as an environmental monitor.
The laboratory is managed by Dr. Adisorn Tuantranont and currently is composed of 43 researchers. Its facilities include clean rooms, processes room, a pilot plant and TMEC.
Nanoelectronics and MEMS Laboratory
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)