KNT part of award winning project

les etoiles de leurope

We are very pleased to announce that the project, Quantiheat, which KNT (Kelvin Nanotechnology) are one of twenty-one partners in, has been awarded the Étoiles de l’Europe (Stars of Europe) earlier this month. This award was presented to three CNRS members including Sévérine Gomès for her work coordinating the measurement of thermophysical values at the nanoscale, a project which KNT were actively involved in. KNT collaborated in the design and fabrication of new novel probes and calibration standards for scanning thermal measurements at nanoscale within the Horizon 2020 European Commission’s Framework7 project. We contributed both technically and commercially as the key commercial exploitation partner in the Quantiheat framework which has led to some of the project results being commercialised within one year of completion.

More information Quantiheat: Horizon 2020

SPIE Photonics West 2019


Photonics West is the world’s largest photonics technologies event run by SPIE spanning over three days, 5-7th February 2019 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The event hosts three conferences and two exhibitions. If you are heading to Photonics West 2019, be sure to visit our Booth 5159 in the UK Pavilion. Dr Dave Burt and Dr Alka Swanson will be there to answer any questions you may have.

For more information on the event, go to

European Quantum Technologies Community Meeting


We are excited to announce that we will be attending ZEISS Symposium with theme “Optics in the Quantum World” as well as the European Quantum Technologies Community Meeting in Oberkochen, Germany on 17th-19th April 2018.

Find out more about ZEISS Symposium at and the Community meeting event details at



Staff news

Dr Gary Ternent joins KNT bringing more than 30 years industry and academic experience in semiconductor product development. Gary has lead development projects in a multitude of photonic and electronic applications including: Laser Diode printing modules, GaN transistors, RTD devices and Si/SiGe RF devices. He has a wealth of experience in semiconductor nanofabrication and managed the EPSRC III-V nanofabrication centre at the University of Glasgow. Gary also has experience in yield improvement of high volume manufacturing. He has worked with IBM, Siemens, Intense, Xanic and the University of Glasgow.