Within the scope of Law No. 6550 on Supporting Research Infrastructures, METU MEMS Center received its first qualification as an "Advanced Research Laboratory" for five years on 16 August 2017 and gained legal entity status; the second five-year qualification within Law No. 6550 was obtained on 6 December 2022.

Our Center is among the first four National Research Centers to be qualified within the scope of Law No. 6550. The accumulated knowledge gained through long years of work in the field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, practical experience, and trained workforce have been the most influential factors to be qualified as an Advanced Research Laboratory within the scope of Law no. 6550.

The main objectives of the METU MEMS Center are given below:

  • To be a leading and reference institution in the field of MEMS technology and to contribute to the formation of qualified manpower in this field,
  • To obtain reliable and sustainable design, development, and microfabrication outputs that are recognized both on both domestic and global scales,
  • To keep the satisfaction of our external stakeholders at the highest level by providing high-quality engineering solutions,                
  • To maintain relations with our internal and external stakeholders grounding on mutual trust, business ethics, and the principle of confidentiality (except where legally required) while providing products and/or services,
  • To meet the expectations of industrial stakeholders in the best possible way with the products and/or services we provide,
  • To contribute to the development of our national industry in both defense and civil areas while also generating economic value for our country with cost-effective, competitive, value-added, and critical technology-oriented strategic products and services we have developed by transforming information into products in cooperation with different sectors.

METU MEMS Center also continues to support research and development activities carried out throughout the country by providing its qualified cleanroom infrastructure for the use of external stakeholders within the framework of fundamental principles and rules.