The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N) is one of the largest laboratories of University Paris- Sud with 283 members including 83 permanent researchers, 160 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers and 40 technical and administrative staff members. It is a joint unit between University Paris-Sud and the French national research council (CNRS). Its activities focus on nanoscience: nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and micro-nano systems. IEF at UPS hosts one major nanotechnology clean-room facilities in France, the CTU IEF-Minerve, which will be crucial for the success of the project. Within the Photonics Department, the QCL team has a long track record on intersubband devices science and technology in various material systems.

Main contact: Dr. Raffaele COLOMBELLI – Email:

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N)
15 Rue Georges Clémenceau, 91405 Orsay Cedex
Tel: +33 1 69 15 78 65