Technological platforms



The Louvain4Space can rely on the existence of 3 technological platforms located at UCLouvain:

  1. Welcome

    WELCOME (Wallonia ELectronics and COmmunications MEasurements) is a technological platform offering multidisciplinary tools in the domain of electric and electromagnetic characterization. Tools and techniques available at WELCOME support various research areas including micro- and nanotechnologies (materials and devices), silicon-on-insulator technology, RF circuits and hyperfrequency, numerical systems and VLSI (Very-Large-Scale Integration) architectures, MEMS/NEMS (Micro-/Nano-Electromechanical Systems), cryptography, wireless biometric and biological sensors, molecular electronic, signal propagation and wireless communications between sensors. From molecules to signals, WELCOME offers, through a wideband and unified approach, a great variety of electric and electromechanics measurement techniques ranging from the physical behavior of materials, sensors and devices to system architectures and signals propagation.

    Website: WELCOME

    Person in charge: Pascal Simon, Research logistician: Valeriya Kilchytska

  2. Winfab

    Winfab is the technological platform dedicated to micro- and nano-fabrication within the science and technology sector (SST) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). The platform maintains a 1000 m2 cleanroom infrastructure spread on two levels, with a large high-tech equipment fleet (more than 50 machines), and offers an access to a wide range of advanced techniques for thin-films deposition, thin-films etching, surface patterning, micromachining and back-end processes. Originally focused on silicon microelectronics technology, Winfab is a now multidisciplinary platform active in various research and technological fields, including SOI (silicon-on-insulator) CMOS microelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), lab-on-chip devices, sensors, solar cells, batteries, bio-technologies, nanoelectronics, 2D materials (graphene, ...), photonics devices, organic electronics, ...

    Site internet: Winfab

    Person in charge: Christian Renaux, Research logistician: Sébastien Faniel

  3. Cyclotron Resources Center

    The CRC has three beam lines and a Co-60 source. Main activities of the Cyclotron Resources Center can be summarized in two categories:
    - Hardness components test under heavy ions (Heavy Ion Facility, HIF), protons (LIF), neutrons beam (NIF) and a cobalt-60 source (GIF). The heavy ion and proton facilities are recognized and supported by ESA.
    - Micro-porous membrane production.

    Site internet: CRC

    Persons in charge: Marc Loiselet et Nancy Postiau