Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR)
Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR) focuses on research and development (R&D) from the areas of nanoscience, nanomaterials, nanofabrication and nanoengineering that are collectively building intellectual and technological bridges from nanoscale concepts to practical nano optoelectronic devices and systems.
This institute has been considered to be one of the most modern and innovative research laboratory on optoelectronic and nanotechnology in Universiti Sains Malaysia which has an extensive range of equipments and facilities for growth, fabrication and characterization of optoelectronic and electronic devices at nanoscale. The physical structure and construction of the laboratory are estimated to be worth RM 1.6 million; the equipments and facilities have cost another 30 million and building was set up with total floor area of approximately 800 m2 and a standard clean room Class 100K setup.
The growth and fabrication equipments such as molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), e-beam evaporator system, sputtering system (r.f. and d.c), electrochemical deposition, atmospheric plasma deposition, rotary evaporator, computerize dip coater, rapid thermal processor (RTP), electron beam lithography (EBL) and furnace are capable to produce nanoscale thin films. Meanwhile the nanoscale characterization tools such as field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning probe microscopy (SPM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), high resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD), raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy system, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared, 4-point probe, Hall effect, capacitance-voltage/current-voltage (CV/IV), solar simulator, thermal transient tester and TERALED measurement systems are properly equipped to give the best results of morphology, structural, optical, thermal and electrical properties of the materials.
Currently, INOR offers a number of studies for Master and PhD programme for the following areas i.e Nano Materials Fabrication and Characterization, Nano Materials and Devices, Nano Device and Packaging, Modelling and Simulation of Nano Optoelectronic Devices, Nano Integrated Systems, Solid State Lighting System and Nano Optics field.
INOR is also supported by strong collaborations with well-known national and international universities; the latest is with University of California Santa Barbara, in particular with the 2015 Nobel Laureate, Prof. Shuji Nakamura on the technology transfer programme related to GaN on GaN based LED research. We are ambitiously looking for future collaborations with more universities as well as industries in the related field.