Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education of China, is a key university in China, jointly run by the Ministry and Shanghai Municipality. Shanghai Jiao Tong University was founded in 1896. Today SJTU boasts 20 academic schools. SJTU has beautiful campuses, occupying an area of more than 200 hectare in total, and possesses plenty of advanced teaching and research equipment and facilities.

The Research Institute of Micro/Nano Science & Technology (RIMNST) was created in 1983 and was the earliest and special research institute working in micro/nano-related field in China at that time. Since then, the RIMNST at Shanghai Jiaotong University has grown and now covers many research platforms such as microfabrication, nanofabrication, micro/nano system integration, micro/nano analysis, etc. The RIMNST is organized into a cutting-edge research laboratory as the Key Laboratory of Micro/Nano Processing which is furnished with state-of-the-art equipments for various micro/nano research activities. There are currently 12 professors, 16 associate professors and 250 graduate students and 50 PhD students in the RIMNST.

The Lab of Nano-fabrication and device (NFDL) in RIMNST of SJTU focuses its research on the nanofabrication and nano-optic/nano-optic-electronics devices. NFDL has carried out more then ten research projects in the field of nanofabrication and nano-optics supported by government of China. NFDL is experienced in fabrication of nanostructure based on NIL technology and sub-wavelength optics. The mission of NFDL is to contribute to nano-optic/ nano-optic-electronics devices based on new technology for nanofabrication and bring it into application. NFDL has been actively involved in international academic exchange and cooperation.

The specific core strengths at SJTU in the field of thin-film solar cells are:

  • Fabrication of nano-textured stamps for nanoimprint, by nanolithograpy; Fabrication of nano-textured structure on the substrate; NFDL has more than five years experience in NIL and MEMS technology.
  • Feasibility study of fabrication of ideal texture by embossing of: a) insulating barrier layers on steel foil; b) a dedicated lacquers on PEN foil.
Role of SJTU in SILICON-Light

In the work programme, SJTU will be participant for WP2. SJTU will bring in their expertise on research and fabrication of nanostructure for solar cells and light trapping and fabricate new back-reflector structure for testing by partners.