UHV Design

UHV Design, founded in 1993, specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of high precision sample heating and manipulation products for use in the high and ultra-high vacuum markets for materials research.

Products are sold and supported globally via an extensive distribution network to a diverse customer base including synchrotrons, universities and government laboratories, OEMs (vacuum system integrators) and the semiconductor and industrial markets. 

Applications include sample manipulation and heating for deposition and surface analysis techniques.

The company operates from a state-of-the-art facility complete with a modern production area including in-house CAD design facilities and ISO clean room.

UHV Design’s success is based on the unique approach of combining scientific expertise with engineering excellence to provide cutting-edge solutions along with unrivalled customer service. 


UHV Design Ltd

Judges House
Lewes Road, Laughton, East Sussex 
Tel: +44 (0)1323 811188
Fax: +44 (0)1323 811999

Trevor Nicholls, Managing Director

Trevor joined UHV design in August 2016,

He studied electronics at Brighton technical college whilst undertaking an apprenticeship at geotechnical instrumentation company Soil Instruments. Followed by 6 years at Eurotherm as a test engineer and then production engineer.

Trevor then took up a number of technical sales roles leading to Sales Director and Managing Director positions within 3 companies supplying instrumentation for ionizing radiation detection/spectroscopy/medical imaging to academia, hospitals and nuclear sector.

For the two years prior to joining UHV Design Trevor was Group Sales Director for Kromek plc, a manufacturer of solid state and scintillator based sensor technologies for gamma spectrometry and gamma imaging for applications within homeland/aviation security and medical imaging.