Silicon Hall (Micro-Nano Fabrication Facility)

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on laser material interaction, nanofabrication, nanosensors, energy storage materials and biomaterials fabrication

Areas of expertise

Silicon Hall has been commissioned to serve as a centre for investigations of laser material interaction, specifically those involving:

  • Advanced materials and manufacturing
  • Nanomaterials and nanofabrication
  • Functional and biomaterials fabrication
  • Sensing thin-film fabrication
  • Materials for supercapacitor and energy storage
Research services
  • Laser materials processing
  • Laser micro/nano patterning
  • Electrospinning and nanofibers fabrication
  • Nanostructured thin-film fabrication
Sectors of application
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing and processing



IPG Photonics High Intensity PS Pulsed Laser System

Nanofabrication and micro/nano pattering on wide range of materials

(20W; 1064 nm)

High Intensity 3D Pulsed Laser System

Nanosecond laser system for 3D surface processing and engraving

(30W, 1064 nm)

Yflow Electrospinning System

Polymeric nanofiber fabrication

Ocean Optics/Ocean Insight spectrometer

-VIS and IR Optical Spectroscopy

-Transmission and reflection optical spectroscopy

BioLogic SP-150

Research Grade potentiostat / galvanostat / EIS

  • Kennedy Labs



Researcher using high-energy lasers to advance silicon-based microelectronics…

Plasma ionization-based 3D titania nanofiber-like webs to enhance bioreactivity and osteoconductivity of biomaterials