A premier research laboratory in the College of Engineering, the Carnegie Mellon Nanofabrication Facility is one of the most well equipped university-based facilities for thin film and nano/micro device development in the United States.

The Nanofab centers around three thin film labs, as well as a 2,600 sq. ft. cleanroom of class 100 space, and a 1,200 sq. ft. cleanroom of class 10 space. Although the nanofab is a self-supporting facility managed by the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, research requiring the use of the facility is inherently multidisciplinary. Faculty, staff, and students access the labs and collaborate on projects originating from Materials Science and EngineeringPhysicsRobotics, Chemical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringBiology, Biomedical EngineeringChemistryDSSCMEMS Lab, ICESCNXT, and industry.


The Nanofabrication Facility staff coordinates all activity within the labs. They are responsible for machine design and construction, maintenance, lab administration, safety protocols and personnel training.

Gianluca Piazza

Gianluca Piazza – Faculty Director

  • Location: 333 Roberts Engineering Hall
  • Email: piazza@ece.cmu.edu
  • Office tele: (412) 268-7762
  • Fax: (412) 268-9687
Matthew Moneck

Matthew Moneck – Executive Manager

  • Location: 345 Roberts Engineering Hall
  • Email: mmoneck@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Office tele: (412) 268-5430
  • Lab tele: (412) 268-8795
Mark Weiler

Mark Weiler – Equipment Manager

  • Location: Hamerschlag Hall, F-206
  • Email: mweiler@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Office tele: (412) 268-2471
  • Lab tele: (412) 268-8795
Norman Gottron

Norman Gottron – Process Engineer

  • Location: Hamerschlag Hall, F-206
  • Email: ngottron@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Office tele: (412) 268-4205
  • Lab tele: (412) 268-8795
James Rosvanis

James Rosvanis – Technician

  • Location: Hamerschlag Hall, F-206
  • Email: rosvanis@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Office tele: (412) 268-4205
  • Lab tele: (412) 268-8795


Photos of the facility are available via our Flickr set.