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.