The Thin Film Technology Laboratory was founded by Professor Neil Alford FREng MBE and Dr Peter Petrov in 2001. As part of  the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) it provides both UCL and Imperial's Department of Materials and the Department of Physics with facilities for nano-scale thin film deposition, device patterning and electrical characterisation.


Dr Peter Petrov - Thin Film Technology

Dr Peter Petrov shares more about our Thin Film Technology facilities. Download a copy of the Thin Film Technology slides. This video was filmed as part of the LCN Seminar Series. 

Thin Film Technology Lab help and support

  • Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

    Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng, Department of Materials, Imperial College London

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    Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng Academic Lead

    +44 (0)20 7594 6724

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    Academic research in Thin Film Technology


    Department of Materials
    Royal School of Mines
    Second Floor, 2.05

  • Dr Peter Petrov

    Dr Peter Petrov, Department of Materials, Imperial College London

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    Dr Peter Petrov Principal Research Scientist, Departmental Safety Officer, Laser Safety Advisor

    +44 (0)20 7594 8156

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    General enquiries
    Users registrations
    Academic research


    Department of Materials
    Bessemer Building (through the LCN/ TYC Corridor)
    Ground Floor, B333