Central Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory – ZEITlab

The Central Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory (ZEITlab) is an organizational unit of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Munich.

The ZEITlab offers a broad variety of high-end facilities in the fields of nano-, microelectronics and sensor technology. Core tasks are the development and production of functional samples and prototypes of micro- and nanoelectronics using tailor-made processes, mostly based on silicon semiconductor technology.

Technical personnel for chemistry, vacuum technology and electronics ensure the operation and continuity of central process, manufacturing and analysis techniques.

The directly adjacent faculty workshop supports the laboratory operation, produces test setups, implements housing concepts and assists in prototype development.

Home-made sputtering chamber for automated convocal deposition of metallic thin-films in high-vacuum condition — (Image: W. Filser TUM)

Hands-on very early in your studies

Another focus of the ZEITlab is the training of students, doctoral students and young researchers. This can only be achieved by anchoring hands-on and research-oriented lab courses at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Low entry barriers and flexible laboratory equipment make university education an integral part of research operations.

Research Campus Garching, here we come

The ZEITlab is currently spread over several buildings on the central campus of TUM.
As from 2020, the ZEITlab on the research campus Garching will have approx. 950 m2 of research laboratories in clean room quality and an additional 350 m2 of experimental laboratories at its disposal.

These are bio-, lithography-, chemistry-, processing- and analysis laboratories. 160 m2 of fully air-conditioned and modern equipped chemistry and analysis laboratories can already be used in the ZEI of the Munich School of Engineering.

There, questions of organic photovoltaics, energy harvesting, up to electro- and photocatalysis are experimentally researched.

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