Nanotech’s last newsletter

Micro- and nanotechnology in new settings

When DTU Nanotech closes down by the end of the year, we can look back on a couple of exciting decades. We dare to say that DTU Nanotech has been a success story. Built on passion, talent and skills, the department has achieved great results with 20+ start-up companies and 250+ inventions hatched from DTU Nanotech since 2013. In addition, the department has attracted 500+ MDKK since 2014 in external funding to create research projects, which have benefitted society through new knowledge and technology.

From 1 January 2019, the research groups at DTU Nanotech will be reorganized to be a part of six other departments and centers at DTU: DTU Bioengineering, DTU Chemistry, DTU Compute, DTU Health Tech, DTU Physics, and DTU Danchip/CEN. All DTU Nanotech’s positive energy and enthusiasm will from now on move to new pastures in new great settings and contribute to exciting new collaborations.

Micro- and nanotechnology is not a technology in its own right, but rather a matter of size, and entails the study and application of very small things. And since it can be used across various disciplines such as physics, biology, chemistry etc., it is not surprising that research involving nanotechnology already goes on in most of DTU’s many departments. The reorganization will create new opportunities and open new doors. So even though DTU Nanotech closes, it is also very much a new beginning for all of us.

In this edition of SAMPLES - which will also be the last - we have collected a number of articles that are linked to the departments where the ex-DTU Nanotech research groups will keep doing great research in new settings after the New Year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Distribution of DTU Nanotech research groups to new departments – 1 January 2019 



Rolf Henrik Berg
Acting Head of Division, Professor
DTU Health Tech
+4530 34 09 54
26 AUGUST 2019