Technical support


AMOLF explores novel fields of research. To this purpose, the researchers need unique advanced equipment, electronics, and software that often cannot be obtained commercially and that is specially designed and made by the technical departments. AMOLF has four of these specialized technical departments. Dedicated group technicians take care of the equipment in the labs and support the researchers. In addition, AMOLF houses the NanoLab Amsterdam cleanroom facility for nanofabrication and nanocharacterization.

Researchers and technicians from different departments work closely together on research projects. Together they optimize the experimental setup and the technical infrastructure for each new experiment.

Precision Manufacturing

The Precision Manufacturing group builds new scientific equipment, adapts existing equipment and makes new parts. The group also advises researchers and lab technicians from AMOLF and ARCNL about materials, constructions, and mechanical options.

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Mechanical Design

The Mechanical Design group designs the mechanical part of the experiments carried out at AMOLF. It makes detailed technical drawings for instruments, installations, and parts for these. The group collaborates closely with the Precision Manufacturing group.

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Software Engineering

The Software Engineering group makes tailored software for the synchronous control of lasers, motors, cameras, detectors and more. These are used for physics experiments and for registering, displaying, and storing the data from those experiments.

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Electronics Engineering

The Electronics Engineering Group makes the electric circuits needed to carry out the physics, chemistry and biology experiments at AMOLF. The electronics must work extremely accurately and often under extreme conditions.

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AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam

The AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam is a cleanroom facility for the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials and nanodevices.
It is part of the national research infrastructure NanoLabNL.

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