Our engineers and scientists are dedicated to solving your microsystem challenges
Dr. Gregory Nielson founded Nielson Scientific with a goal of advancing microfabrication beyond the limits of traditional 2D lithography. After completing a PhD at MIT in micro and nanotechnology, Greg took a position at Sandia National Laboratories first as a Truman Fellow and then as a Member of the Technical Staff designing and fabricating microsystems for applications including advanced solar power, high-precision navigation, silicon photonics for data networking, and advanced sensors and optical and thermal detectors. During this time, Dr. Nielson became frustrated by the limits that 2D lithography and related traditional microfabrication capabilities place on microsystem designs and recognized the remarkable potential that a true 3D microfabrication capability held.
In 2017, after a successful tenure as Chief Scientist at Vivint Solar, Greg launched Nielson Scientific. Since that time he and his team of highly skilled engineers and scientists have developed advanced 3D microfabrication capabilities for semiconductors, metals, and other materials. The team at Nielson Scientific has used these new capabilities to solve microsystem challenges for a variety of private and public customers. Our team is passionate about using cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques to bring innovation to the world of microsystems.
We love challenges and would love to make your microsystem challenge the inspiration for the next "impossible" microdevice we build. Please contact us with your project to create something extraordinary.
We have developed multiple proprietary fabrication technologies to address the needs of our customers. These techniques include:
We employ a full-range of traditional microfabrication capabilities to complement our proprietary microfabrication methods including thin-film deposition of various materials, lithography, and wet and dry etching. We also use rapid prototyping tools (3D printers and CNC machine tools) to create macro-scale components for both customer deliveries and to support our internal tool development.
To characterize the complex 3D microstructures we fabricate, we use a variety of tools including optical and electron microscopy, 3D micro-CT scanning, confocal optical imaging systems, and other imaging and electronic test capabilities.
The team at Nielson Scientific has many years of experience in the design of microsystems for applications ranging from advanced detectors and sensors to thermal imaging, navigation, and advanced solar cells. Capabilities include thermal, mechanical, optical, and electrical simulation and analysis as well as 3D CAD design and 2D lithography mask layout.
We respect our co-workers, customers, vendors, partners, and ourselves. We demonstrate our respect through our interactions, decisions, and behaviors.
We conduct our work with integrity. We are accurate in our communications. We do the right thing. If we make a mistake, we strive to make it right.
We actively seek opportunities to go the extra mile to serve our co-workers, customers, vendors, and partners.
Our work creates value. We strive to clearly understand our customers' challenges and work hard to provide solutions that delight them. We use the same approach for deliveries to co-workers, partners, and vendors.