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Cambridge University - Royce Institute


Our equipment is available to UK academic and industry users. Industry rates may be negotiable depending on the complexity of the experiment requested. Royce Cambridge Access Schemes funding is available for students, researchers and SMEs. Please contact Andrew Dobrzański at for more information.

Price List

There may be additional fees for consultancy, training provision, sample preparation staff time and VAT. Higher Education Institution (HEI) access rates are available for UK and international university users undertaking academic research work. Commercial rates apply to all non-HEI organisations and academic consultancy projects.

Equipment Suite HEI Rate Commercial Rate
Ambient Processing Cluster Tool £30/hr £80/hr
UHV MBE - Evaporator Chamber (£* Variable depending on materials required) £*/wafer £*/wafer
UHV MBE - MBE Chamber (£* Variable depending on materials required) £*/wafer £*/wafer
AJA sputter system £210/day £230/day
Zeiss Cross-Beam FIB System £55/hr £85/hr
AFM £13/hr £40/hr
UHV XPS £45/hr £100/hr
Near Ambient Pressure XPS £45/hr £100/hr
E-Beam Lithography £175/hr £320/hr
Mask Aligner £30/hr £60/hr
TEM Holders £55/hr £165/hr
3D X-Ray CT £45/hr £45/hr
Thermoelectric Test Equipment £5/hr £9/hr
Royce High Voltage Suite £160/hr £175/hr
Royce High Frequency Suite £75/hr £150/hr
Magnetic Property Measurement System £140/day £430/day
12T Wide Bore Magnet £150/day £150/day


Dr Andrew Dobrzanski ( and Business Engagement Manager for Royce Cambridge

Andrew has a background in ore-deposit geology, mineral carbon sequestration and applied minerology. He is particularly interested in ore formation and material supply chains, the uses of materials for natural science applications and the reuse of waste materials into added value products. Andrew lectures at the Birmingham City School of Jewellery on gemmology and materials analysis. He is also President of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, and a Council member of the Geological Society of London.

Alexandra Robasto ( Programme Manager for Royce Cambridge

Before joining Royce, Alexandra covered different programme management roles and research related positions in UK and Italian world class institutions such as Centre for Digital Built Britain (University of Cambridge), the Said Business School and the European and International Team (University of Oxford), Transport System Catapult and Environment Park. The common thread of her career is research and innovation crossing different disciplines with a special focus on sustainability.