The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (abbreviated IITB or IIT Bombay) is a public engineering institution located at Powai, Mumbai, India. IIT Bombay is one of the premier institutes of higher learning and was established in 1958 by an act of the parliament as an Institute of National Importance to set the direction for the development of technical education in the country.
The NEMS and MEMS Proto Fab (NMPF) situated in the IIT Bombay campus in Powai, Mumbai, is a unique, highly specialised fabrication unit for NEMS/MEMS and microfluidic device research and prototyping needs. In addition to conducting cutting edge process development activities, the facility offers unparalleled flexibility to entities that require prototyping fabrication services, unlike other large-scale foundries or research (academic) fabs. Established through support by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, this is one-of-its-kind facility, with the idea of catalysing the MEMS, microfluidic and sensors industry in India, in line with the Make in India initiative.
Our mission is to provide a sandbox for labs, start-ups and SMEs so that they don’t have to look overseas for upgrading their proof-of-concept devices to a demonstration prototype. Our vision is to foster ecosystem development for micro- and nano-technology backed sensors and device development in India.
NMPF is equipped with state-of-art microfabrication equipment (for handling 2 inch and 4 inch wafers) and trained personnel. We have access controlled clean-rooms enabling microfabrication processes in a controlled environment, resulting in excellent reproducibility and higher yields.
The location of the facility offers a dual accessibility advantage of a well-connected location, and approach to the world-class facilities already existing inside IIT Bombay. For start-up companies looking to engage IIT Bombay for consultancy in the areas of MEMS, microfabricated sensors, microfluidics etc., NMPF offers a unique add-on benefit. Now, start-ups or SMEs can approach IIT Bombay with a problem and walk away with an end-to-end solution and fully functional prototypes at affordable rates.
Link to the website: http://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/~mems/
Name of the main contact: Prof. Siddharth Tallur
Position of the main contact: Professor in Charge, NMPF
Contact [mail]: pic.nmpf(at)ee.iitb.ac.in