Located in the basement at the LIT Open Innovation Center and funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Education & Research, the JKU and the state of Upper Austria, the new cleanroom has been designed to manufacture scientific samples for base-knowledge research as well as produce prototypes to be shared with different institutes and departments (physics, chemistry, mechatronics, computer science).

Areas of application include quantum technologies, particularly new semiconductor-based light sources to secure data transfer via quantum key distribution, silicon-based photonics with potential applications in data transfer (data-centers), sensor technology, wearable electronics (e.g. for medical applications), ultra light photovoltaics, etc.

The cleanroom environment drastically reduces the number of airborne particles and is vital in an effort to create devices in the micrometer and nanometer range.



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Armando Rastelli
a. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Fromherz


Open Innovation Center
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


+43 732 2468 9600

Cleanroom Team

Name Room Extension E-Mail
AR Ing. Stephan Bräuer HP006 9609, 9550
ARin Alma Halilovic HP006 9609, 9550
ARin Ursula Kainz HP006 9609, 9550
Ing. Albin Schwarz HP006 9609, 9550
AD Ing. Ernst Vorhauer HP007 9610, 9550