Statement of Need

Statement of need and EPSRC grants funded

EPSRC announce call for Statement of Need for National Research Facilities (July 2020)

In response to this call from EPSRC, The National Epitaxy Facility will be organising a Statement of Need (SoN) submission for future epitaxy requirements in the UK.  Our current Facility serves a broad community of users accessing III-V and Group IV semiconductor materials and devices. Your input is vital in defining a service that fully supports the needs of the UK semiconductor community to conduct research at an international level of excellence.

We are organising an on-line community consultation meeting in September 2020.

We recently circulated a simple questionnaire to the community to help us with the organisation of this meeting. The questionnaire can be accessed at:

The questionnaire will remain open during August and if you have not already completed it we strongly encourage you to do so in order that we can cater for as broad a cross-section of the community as possible in September.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Professor Jon Heffernan,


The National Epitaxy Facility

The full SoN submission deadline is 30th November 2020, and the intent to submit deadline is 31st August 2020.   Further details of the EPSRC call announcement can be found at:

Statement of Need for a III-V Mid Range Facility

Statement of Need for a Group IV Mid Range Facility

The EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility plays a central role in enabling world class III-V research through its support for EPSRC grants and its wide ranging capabilities in epitaxy and device fabrication.  We also welcome collaborative engagements with partners under schemes other than EPSRC grant funding eg. Innovate UK, EU, and we work with industrial partners under direct contract mechanisms.

EPSRC grants funded