Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging


  • The Institute of Thin Films, Sensors & Imaging is a centre of excellence and key laboratory in the UK for the development of thin film technology, deposition processes, as well as characterisation and dissemination of information on the applications of thin films. The institute has received extensive funding supports from EPSRC, Scottish Council, RSE, EU, and STFC, etc. in the past 15 years, and has world leading facilities for thin film deposition – comprises plasma enhanced e-beam deposition, magnetron sputtering systems (including DC, pulsed DC, RF, microwave systems), plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (RF, hollow cathode PECVD) and various advanced film characterisation facilities.

    Institute researchers have strong expertise in thin film and plasma research, micro/nanoscale film/structure design, characterisation/evaluation, micro-mechanics and nanotechnology. Institutefacilities are unique within the academic community, providing necessary vacuum deposition capability to support institute specific and collaborative research.

  • Thin Films, Sensors and Imaging - GIF - UWS
  • MSc Advanced Thin Film Technologies

    Institute staff also deliver the University's MSc Advanced Thin Film Technologies.

    The advanced Masters programme provides up-to-date coverage of evolving thin film technologies and latest developments in the field. It develops the multi-disciplinary skills needed for professional development within this rapidly expanding field and forms the basis for future professional Chartered Engineer and/or Chartered Physicist status.

    The MSc is ideal for engineering or science graduates planning a career in research, development, production and/or business involving thin film technologies.
  • Contact us 

    Director:  
    Professor Des Gibson 
    University of the West of Scotland 
    Paisley PA1 2BE 
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 44 (0) 141 848 3610 
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    Business Development Manager
    Lorraine Dymond 
    University of the West of Scotland 
    Paisley PA1 2BE 
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 44 (0) 141 848 3918 
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