Webinars: NanoFrazor

Lift-off Processes

Speaker: Dr Tero Kulmala, Heidelberg Instruments Nano



  • Get an overview of the various lift-off processes that exist for NanoFrazor lithography
  • Learn the working principles of these processes
  • Understand the main advantages and limitations of the key lift-off processes
  • Determine when to choose which process
  • Learn from various successful and unsuccessful examples on different substrates


Presentation: 15 min

Q&A: 15 min

Webinar recording


Lift-off is one of the most common pattern transfer processes in research-oriented nanofabrication due to its simplicity and adaptability. The process also works very well with NanoFrazor lithography. In this webinar, we will present how lift-off processes tailored for the NanoFrazor work and what are their main benefits and limitations. We will also provide some practical tips for the processing and troubleshoot the most commonly encountered problems.

Speaker's Bio:

Tero Kulmala has more than 15 years of experience in the most advanced micro and nanofabrication processes. He holds an M.Sc. degree in materials science from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK), where he was working on nanowires and graphene nanoelectronics in the group of Prof. Ferrari. Prior to joining Heidelberg Instruments Nano in 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Paul Scherrer Institute (CH), where he worked on EUV lithography for sub-10 nm semiconductor technology nodes.

At Heidelberg Instruments Nano, Tero develops new applications and processes for the NanoFrazor technology. He works closely with existing and prospective customers in these areas.



Webinar Series description

The “NanoFrazor Technology” webinars will explain the main features and limitations of NanoFrazor lithography. They will be hosted by the key experts of our R&D teams. You will learn how our technology works, and where and why it is superior or inferior to conventional nanolithography techniques. We will also share the results and insights of our ongoing development projects.

The “NanoFrazor Applications” series will show examples from different application fields, where the NanoFrazor was used to fabricate unique nanopatterns and devices. The guest speakers - scientists who actively use NanoFrazor - will talk about their work and recent results.

The “NanoFrazor Sales” webinars will focus on NanoFrazor products. We will talk about hardware components and software features of the NanoFrazor systems. We will also cover the cost-of-ownership and how to receive a quick return on investment. Finally, we will also offer a dedicated webinar where you will learn about the various funding options for NanoFrazor systems and how to maximize your chances to get your funding proposal accepted.


Test yourself and win! After each webinar, you can test what you have learned in a short multiple-choice questions challenge. With 10 or more successful tests, you will receive a small prize and a unique Nanofabrication Guru certificate.