Industrial Labs

In addition to a wide range of joint research projects currently running in collaboration with different types of corporations around the world, ICFO hosts several industrial laboratories. In these joint research labs, ICFO's experts partner with industry to tackle challenges of common interest.

CORNING SURFACES LABORATORY

The Corning-ICFO collaboration includes multi-year sponsorship of a Chaired Faculty Professorship, a Corning Surfaces Laboratory, and sponsored research projects of mutual interest. The Chaired Faculty Professorship will be occupied by Professor Valerio Pruneri. The Corning Surfaces Laboratory is designed to host cutting-edge fabrication and characterization equipment. The lab was officially inaugurated in June 2013.

LEICA NANOSCOPY IMAGING CENTER

Leica Microsystems has established a Nanoscopy Imaging Reference Site in order to collaborate with ICFO’s experts in super-resolution microscopy in the conceptualization and implementation of novel technological improvements for their state-of-the-art microscopy systems. Within the framework of the ICFO SLN Facility headed by Dr. Pablo Loza-Alvarez, advanced research, including incorporations of new hardware and software for front-end microscopy techniques, will be performed, converting Leica’s new 3D gated STED system (TCS SP8 STED 3X) into a unique system that will be available to advanced national and international users and researchers with the most challenging applications.

THE NIKON CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN STORM

Nikon's Center of Excellence in super-resolution STORM imaging at ICFO is a unique partnership between ICFO, IZASA and Nikon Instruments Europe. Focusing on STORM super-resolution technology, the center hosts a ground-breaking Nikon motorized inverted microscope ECLIPSE Ti-E with STORM (N-STORM) to push ICFO's ongoing cutting edge research in this area. This fruitful partnership is being facilitated by Dr. Pablo Loza-Alvarez, head of the Super-resolution Light Microscopy & Nanoscopy Facility at ICFO.