Under the direction of Prof. Piazza the PMaNS Laboratory is conducting cutting-edge research on micro and nanoelectromechanical (M/NEMS) piezoelectric devices for RF signal processing, chemical/biological detection, acoustic sensing and all mechanical computing.
The research group has expertise in different areas of M/NEMS ranging from electrical, mechanical and material engineering. We have access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities for manufacturing and testing of new classes of M/NEMS transducers.
We have fun tackling fundamental science and engineering problems at the micro and nanoscale that can provide orders of magnitude performance improvement over current technologies. For example, we are currently working on the development of switched AlN filter banks for reconfigurable RF front-ends to be employed in future spectrum-aware cognitive radios, nanoresonant sensing systems that can tag individual molecules and cells and nanomechanical transistors for low power mechanical computing.
Congratulations to Cristian, Jeronimo and Sid for completing their PhD
Sid¡¯s paper nominated for best paper award at IFCS-EFTF 2015
Gian is promoted to full professor
Congrats to Usama and Nancy for securing jobs at Avago and GTRI
Jeronimo¡¯s paper received the best paper award at IEEE IFCS 2013
Congrats to Songbin for securing a faculty position at UIUC
Lisha and Jeronimo¡¯s abstracts have been selected for best paper award at IEEE IFCS 2013
Nick¡¯s paper on Phononic Crystal devices has won the best paper award at the IEEE Ultrasonic Symposium
Prof. Piazza¡¯s group has moved to Carnegie Mellon University. If you are interested in working in his laboratory, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Matteo who is heading off to Northeastern University as assistant professor
Matteo¡¯s paper on the effects of volume and frequency scaling in AlN NEMS resonators on oscillator phase noise wins the best student paper award at IEEE FCS 2011
Matteo and Nick papers on AlN NEMS sensors and phononic crystals are nominated for best student paper awards at IEEE FCS 2011
Chiara and Matteo were awarded with the Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund as students inventors of SmartSense technology
Nipun¡¯s APL paper is featured in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology
Gian receives the IBM Young Faculty Award
Piazza Micro and Nano Systems Laboratory
Making MEMS and NEMS
Micromechanical Signal Processors