Centre for Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology


  4 departments & 4 joint laboratories

Research activities at C2N are organized around 4 departments. These departments are moreover strongly involved in various joint laboratories, in particular with international universities or with industry and private companies.

  10 scientific challenges

The C2N scientific project revolves around 10 scientific major challenges which are common to the 4 departments and  federate research within the laboratory:

  • Physics at nanoscale

  • Quantum photonics and electronics

  • New paradigms for simulation and computing

  • Materials, nanostructures and hybrid integration

  • Theory, modeling and simulation of nanostructures and nanodevices

  • Cutting-edge instrumentation and nanotechnologies

  • Advanced concepts for light manipulation

  • Electronics and photonics devices for information technologies and detection in extreme environments

  • Photovoltaics and energy harvesting

  • Advanced biosensing