People

Professor Gianluca (Gian) Piazza

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley; M.S.E.,  University of Texas at Austin, MS Politecnico di Milano

Research Interests: Micro and Nano Electromechanical transducers and systems for RF signal processing, chem/bio detection, acoustic sensing, optical communications and all-mechanical computing

E-mail: piazza AT ece.cmu.edu                                                        Personal Webpage

Director

PhD Students

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Mohamed Mahmoud

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Ain Shams University (2013); B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Ain Shams University (2008)

Research Interests: Integrated photonics, Optomechanics, Acousto-optic systems, Optical MEMS.

E-mail: mohamedmahmoud AT cmu.edu                                                                  

Changting Xu

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

BS in the Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University, China, (2013)

Research interests: Micro- and nano-scale devices, piezoelectric resonators and oscillators

E-mail: changtix AT andrew.cmu.edu                                                          

 

 

 

Luca Colombo

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2015); B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2013)

Research Interests: MEMS resonant transformers and MEMS fabrication

E-mail: lcolombo AT andrew.cmu.edu                                                         

Piazza Micro and Nano Systems Laboratory

 

Making MEMS and NEMS

Micromechanical Signal Processors

Nanomechanical Sensors

Nanomechanical Logic

Visiting Scholars

Undergraduate Students

Alumni

Dr. Emad Mehdizadeh (TDK InvenSense)

Dr. Enes Calayir

Dr. Hoe Joon Kim (Assistant Professor at DGIST)

Dr. Lisha Shi (PhD, 2016 — Broadcom)

George Tian (MSE, 2016 — Lightning Technologies)

Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh (PhD, 2015 — Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory)

Dr. Jeronimo Segovia (PhD, 2015 — post-doc at UC Davis)

Dr. Cristian Cassella (PhD, 2015  post-doc at Northeastern University)

Mr. Albert Patterson (MSE, 2014)

Dr. Nancy Saldhana (at GTRI)

Dr. Usama Zaghloul (at Avago)

Ms. Xiaolan Zhou (MSE, 2014 — at Google)

Dr. Nick Miller (at SiTime)

Dr. Songbin Gong (Assistant Professor at UIUC)

Dr. Nai Kuei-Kuo (PhD, 2013  —  Senior Engineer at QUALCOMM)

Dr. Augusto Tazzoli (at Maxim, Inc.)

Serkan Yazici (MSE 2012)

Alberto Alonso (MSE 2011 — at Zabala Innovation Consulting)

Dr. Chiara Zuniga (PhD, 2012 — at Apple)

Dr. Matteo Rinaldi (PhD, 2010 — Assistant Professor at Northeastern University)

Dr. Nipun Sinha  (PhD, 2011 —  Reliability Engineer at INTEL)

Mr. Giovanni (Gianca) Lanzilli

Dr. Zhijun (Jim) Guo (at Akustika)

Dr. Chengjie Zuo (PhD, 2010 — Senior Engineer at QUALCOMM)

Timothy Jones (Ph.D. student at ESE at UPenn)

Dr. Rashed Mahameed (at Intel)

Dr. Marcelo B. Pisani

Carlos Perez,  (MSE 2009 — PhD student at Drexel University)

Master Students

James Best

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

B.S. Engineering, Harvey Mudd College (2014)

Research Interests:  MEMS/NEMS Actuators and Relays, M/NEMS Fabrication

 

E-mail: jamesbes AT andrew.cmu.edu                                                        

 

 

Abhay Kochhar

Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Research Fellow, WPI-AIMR, Denso-MEMS laboratory, Tohoku University (2013-2015);

PhD., Tohoku University (2013); M.Tech., VNIT Nagpur (2008); B.E., Nagpur University (2004)

 

Research Interests: Analog circuits, Micro-fabrication process and techniques, Hetero-integrated systems, Thin film depositions, and Piezoelectric films

E-mail: abhaykochhar AT cmu.edu                                                               

Gabriel Vidal Álvarez

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2015); M.S. in Nanotechnology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2010); B.S. in Physics, University of Barcelona (2009)

 

Research Interests: RF-MEMS, Resonant Sensors and Actuators, MEMS modeling, CMOS-MEMS, Micro and Nanofabrication Technologies

E-mail: gvidal AT cmu.edu                                                               

Jitendra Pal

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering, Griffith University (2016); M.S. in Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee (2010); B.E. in Electronics & Communication, Rajasthan University (2008)

 

Research Interests: MEMS/NEMS, Sensors and Actuators, Micro and Nanofabrication Technologies, Smart Antennas

 

Email: jpal AT andrew.cmu.edu                                                     

Lutong Cai

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Ph.D. in Physics, Shandong University (2016); B.S. in Physics, Shandong University (2011)

 

Research Interests: Integrated Optics, Acousto-optics

 

E-mail: lutongc AT andrew.cmu.edu                                           

 

Zachary Schaffer

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

B.S. in Nanoscale Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (2017)

Research Interests: Micro/Nano Fabrication Processes, RF MEMS, RF Front-Ends, Zero Power Sensors, Piezoelectric Films

E-mail: zschaffer AT cmu.edu

Pietro Simeoni

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S. in Nanotechnologies for ICT, Politecnico di Torino (2015); B.S. in Physics Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2013)

Research Interests: RF-systems, Resonant MEMS for Sensing and Actuation, MEMS modeling, , Microfabrication Technologies

E-mail: pietros AT andrew.cmu.edu                                                             

 

 

Shafee Khan

PhD Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S. in Photonics, Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Germany (2016); M.S. in Photonics, Aix-Marseille University, France (2016); B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh (2013)

Research Interests: Integrated photonics, non-linear optics, acousto optic devices, photonic crystals

E-mail: mdshofik AT andrew.cmu.edu                                                         Personal Webpage