News and events

Polifab on Nature Reviews: tSPL

May 16, 2022

Polifab is featured on a recent article by Edoardo Albisetti et al. on ‘Nature Reviews Methods Primers’ about thermal scanning probe lithography (tSPL), partly performed with the NanoFrazor system installed in our facility. This Primer focuses on describing the working principle of tSPL, its main features as a powerful tool for surface patterning and its [Read More]

Polifab on Nature Photonics with Quantum Memristor

April 14, 2022

Polifab has recently been mentioned in a Nature Photonics paper on a quantum-optical memristor partly fabricated at our facility, which has been also chosen for the cover of the April issue.A team of physicists led by Roberto Osellame of Cnr-Ifn and Philip Walther of University of Vienna, in collaboration with Andrea Crespi of Politecnico di [Read More]

Polifab cleanroom expands in partnership with STMicroelectronics

December 22, 2021

On Tuesday 14/12/2021, representatives of Politecnico and ST Microelectronics inaugurated the the cleanroom expansion for additional 210 m² that will host new equipment and joint research projects in Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and motion control, as well as in power electronics and galvanic isolation. With the core of ST’s global MEMS R&D operations located in [Read More]

Open Position for Process Engineer

November 15, 2021

We are looking for a junior process engineer to integrate our team and be responsible for process design and operation, users training and industrial projects. The competition notice can be found here:[ID]=1435 The successful candidate will manage established processes and develop new ideas, while being responsible for the installed R&D tools, together with the [Read More]

2021 Users Meeting Posters

October 6, 2021

Thanking you again for the success of the Users Meeting that we all enjoyed last September 15th, we would like to share with you the digital versions of the presented posters, so to further spread the information among users and set a milestone of the achievements reached here at Polifab. Below you can find the [Read More]

Polifab Users Meeting 2021

September 13, 2021

We are happy to invite you, after a pandemic-related delay, to the 5th Polifab annual users meeting.It will be held on Wednesday 15th September in the Auditorium room in via Pascoli 53, starting at 2 P.M. As you know, this is our tradition to have a shared moment when our community of users can meet [Read More]

PoliFAB in Nature with Photonic Chips for Broadband Connections

July 22, 2021

The first TOADM (Tunable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer) device capable of selecting and routing signals in network nodes in a purely optical manner, built on a silicon chip of only 2 mm2, has been demonstrated. The result, that will enable the growth of broadband in the optical networks of new 5G/6G communication systems and in [Read More]

Open Position for Process Engineer

May 26, 2021

We are looking for a junior process engineer to integrate our team and be responsible for process design and operation, users training and industrial projects. The successful candidate will manage established processes and develop new ideas, while being responsible for the installed R&D tools, together with the rest of the cleanroom Staff. The perfect candidate [Read More]

NanoFrazor installed!

February 2, 2021

The new NanoFrazor Explore by Heidelberg Instruments was installed in Polifab. Using an ultra-sharp heatable probe tip capable of both writing and imaging, it allows the creation of complex high-resolution nanostructures in a time efficient way: it represents an alternative to other expensive and complex direct-write methods like electron beam litography. It is also equipped [Read More]

Polifab on Nature with Programmable Photonic Circuits

October 9, 2020

We are very proud to announce that Polifab appears in Nature in the Review Paper “Programmable Photonic Circuits” (go to the article), a joint collaboration of the Photonic Devices Group with first line institutions and researchers. Programmable photonic circuits manipulate light on a chip through software software control, instead of hardwiring the waveguide connections for [Read More]

Open position

September 30, 2020

A part-time position for a back-end process technician is currently open. All the details and documentation can be found here.

Polifab re-opening

May 1, 2020

Beginning with May 4th, some of the research activity can be restarted under controlled conditions, due to the Covid-19 emergency.We will also restart the research in Polifab step by step.Laboratories will open on May 5th and the Cleanroom on May 11th. Presence at Polifab is allowed only if strictly necessary. Carefully evaluate this opportunity with [Read More]

Polifab User Meeting 2020

February 3, 2020

it’s our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th Polifab User Meeting, on Friday 21 February 2020. The location is the third floor of building 25 (Aule D, Via Golgi 20) of Politecnico di Milano. In the meeting, the staff of Polifab will report on the state of the art and perspectives of [Read More]


December 20, 2019

We have an open position as process specialist in cleanroom. The specialist will work in the cleanroom staff supporting both the activity of academic researchers and the ongoing projects with external partners, with a particular focus on the Joint Research Center (JRC) in collaboration with ST Microelectronics. The position is defined as “Tecnologo” (Technologist), according [Read More]

New Ceradrop F-Serie printer installed

September 30, 2019

A new F-Serie printer from Ceradrop has been installed in Polifab. The machine combines conventional ink-jet printing with aerosol-jet technology, largely extending the range of possible materials deposited with a printing resolution down to 10 μm. Multiple heads can be used to print up to five different inks at once. Post-processing modules like vacuum drying, [Read More]

Interview to Edoardo Albisetti on Repubblica

June 28, 2019

Edoardo Albisetti, interviewed by Repubblica before attending the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, talks about himself and his research now based at Polifab. You can read the interview (in italian) here:

Progetto Tid Meki: la sfida alla malaria

La sfida alla malaria con il nostro test in Camerun
April 11, 2019

Un team composto da Marco Giacometti, Francesca Milesi, Lorenzo Coppadoro e guidato dal Prof. Riccardo Bertacco, sta eseguendo un test clinico per validare un sistema di diagnosi della malaria basato sul magnetismo. L’attività attira l’attenzione del Corriere della Sera.

Polifab User Meeting 2019

February 20, 2019

We would like to thank all the participants to the 3rd annual user meeting @ Polifab. Best regards and see you soon The staff of Polifab

PoliFAB on Il Sole 24 Ore

January 28, 2019

Il Sole 24 Ore writes about PoliFAB as a successful example of university-industry collaboration within Politecnico di Milano.   The article (in Italian) can be found here  


January 14, 2019

3 years Ph.D. and/or 2 years Post Doc positions @Polifab within the H2020 FET-Open project “OXiNEMS” The 4-years OXiNEMS project has been granted 3 MEur for developing innovative nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) based on multifunctional (epitaxial) transition metal oxides, a class of compounds that show a wide range of physical properties that can be tuned by [Read More]

Establishment of “It – fab”

July 8, 2018

Establishment of “It – fab”, tra Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Fondazione Bruno Kessler e Politecnico di Milano Approvato l’Accordo tra CNR, Politecnico di Milano (PoliFAB) e Fondazione Bruno Kessler, per la costituzione del nodo italiano di EuroNanoLab, un’iniziativa per creare un’infrastruttura di ricerca paneuropea nell’ambito del programma ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) nel [Read More]

Art in Magnetism – IEEE Intermag 2018

April 25, 2018

INTERMAG is the premier conference on all aspects of applied magnetism organized by IEEE. INTERMAG 2018 hosted an “Art in Magnetism” contest, to highlight the beauty of magnetism and magnetic materials. The group of Nanomagnetism for Biology and Spintronics was one of the winners with the picture produced at Polifab and shown below. The image was obtained [Read More]

Polifab workshop – REGISTRATION OPEN

January 18, 2018

Polifab is pleased to invite you to the workshop: “Enabling infrastructures for emerging technologies” Polifab, the micro and nanofabrication center of Politecnico di Milano, is organizing the workshop, a unique opportunity to reflect on infrastructures and technologies. During the event, both local and european institutions, infrastructure manager and companies will present their visions on the [Read More]

Polifab’s research published on Light: Science and Applications

July 5, 2017

The Photonic Devices Group and the I3N lab, in collaboration with Stanford University, have published in the prestigious journal Light: Science and Applications (Nature Publishing Group) an important research that paves the way for new programmable photonic processors for telecom and datacom applications, image processing, neural networks and quantum computing. The outcome is an optical [Read More]

Polifab on national television

June 5, 2017

Polifab deputy director has been interviewed by the italian national television (RAI), regarding the activities running at Polifab. Credits goes to Rai scuola. Original link

Polifab’s research on the Cover of Advanced Optical Materials

February 10, 2017

The photonic devices group published a work that has been selected for the inside front cover of Advanced Optical Materials, the leading journal dedicated to the most significant innovations in the field of optical materials. This study demonstrates the possibility to modify the optical properties of an optical material, in a non-volatile yet reversible way, [Read More]

Seminar on carbon nanotubes

February 2, 2017

Polifab is pleased to invite you at the seminar: “Organic and hybrid electronics applications: the case of carbon-nanotubes for Thermoelectrics and Fully-printed Field-Effect Transistors” The seminar will be held by Isis Maqueira (PhD Physics Engineering, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Politecnico di Milano). Venue and date: At Polifab, via Giuseppe Colombo 81 Milano – Aula [Read More]

Seminar on Silicon Photonics

January 19, 2017

PoliFab is pleased to invite you at the seminar: “Silicon Photonics: from academic clean rooms to commercial foundries” The seminar will be held by M. Sorel (university of Glasgow), F. Morichetti (Politecnico di Milano) and M. Zuffada (STMicrolectronics). Venue and date: Politecnico di Milano, piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 – Room: Castigliano (Building 5) Friday, [Read More]

Seminar on nanoscale ultrafast dynamics with THz and x-ray radiation

July 4, 2016

PoliFab is pleased to invite you at the seminar: “Understanding ultrafast dynamics at the nanoscale using THz and x-ray radiation” The seminar will be held by Ph.D. Stefano Bonnetti, group leader of the THz Physics group at Stockholm University and former student of Politecnico di Milano. Venue and date: Polifab, via Giuseppe Colombo 81 Milano [Read More]

PoliFab research on the cover of Nature Nanotechnology

June 7, 2016

The cover of the June issue of Nature Nanotechnology is dedicated to a reaserch born and developed at PoliFab by researchers of the Nanomagnetism group of Politecnico di Milano, headed by Prof. Riccardo Bertacco, in collaboration with the group of Prof Elisa Riedo, firstly at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) and now at CUNY-ASRC [Read More]

Seminar on MEMS

June 7, 2016

We are pleased to invite you to attend at the third workshops organized by PoliFab as part of the its mission for supporting and aggregating education and research related to micro and nanofabrication technologies: The workshop on “Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)” is scheduled on Friday, June 10th from 14:30 to 17:00 at Room D.1.1 (Building 25) [Read More]

Seminary on Neuromorphic Computing Systems

May 6, 2016

We are pleased to invite you to attend at the second workshops organized by PoliFab as part of the its mission for supporting and aggregating education and research related to micro and nanofabrication technologies: The workshop on “Neuromorphic Computing Systems” is scheduled on Thursday, May 12th from 2.30 pm to 5 pm at Conference Room [Read More]

Seminary on Spintronics at PoliFab

April 15, 2016

We are pleased to invite you to attend at the first of three workshops organized by PoliFab as part of the its mission for supporting and aggregating education and research related to micro and nanofabrication technologies: 22 April 2016: Spintronics 12 May 2016: Neuromorphic computing systems 10 June 2016: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) The first workshop [Read More]

NaBiS research published on Nature Nanotechnology

March 8, 2016

An important result by Edoardo Albisetti, Daniela Petti and Riccardo bertacco, from the NaBiS group at Polifab, has been recently published on the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Nature Nanotechnology. The research has been developed by the NaBis group in collaboration with researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta), CUNY-ASRC (New York), CIC nanoGUNE (Donostia-San Sebastian), [Read More]

Workshop on Photonic Integration

October 28, 2015

PoliFab is pleased to invite you to the workshop “Envisioning the horizons of photonic integration”; organized by the Photonic Devices Group. Integrated technologies enable to generate, manipulate and detect the light on small photonic chips, potentially hosting hundreds of different functions. Yet, it is not clear what is still missing to make photonic integration penetrate [Read More]

Lab on a Blu Ray: magnetic nanotechnology enables smart diagnostics

October 20, 2015

Marco Donolato is a former PhD student of the Department of Physics, very active in the field of biosensing. After his PhD he moved to Donostia (Spain) for a post-doc and then to Denmark, where he founded a start-up (Blusense Diagnostics ApS). In the seminar a novel diagnostics technology for the early detection of various [Read More]

Modeling multifunctional oxides devices from first principles

October 19, 2015

In standard spintronics devices, such as magnetic tunnel junctions, the tunneling barrier constitutes a passive element, whose only function is that of separating, both electronically and magnetically, the two magnetic electrodes. One, however, can construct tunnel junctions where the insulator (most commonly MgO) is replaced by an insulating material presenting a macroscopic order of some [Read More]

Antiferromagnetic Spintronics seminar, 9 September

September 7, 2015

Dr. Ignasi Fina, from ICN2-Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, will hold a seminar on “Last Advances on Antiferromagnetic Spintronics”. The seminar will take place at Polifab, in Aula Zaffiro, on 09 September at 11.30. Download the seminar flyer

Polifab press review

July 11, 2015

More than 200 guests from University and Industry attended the inauguration of Polifab, the new micro and nanotechnology facility of the Politecnico di Milano. The guests were able to visit the clean room, the laboratories of PoliFab while meeting the staff to discuss, ask questions and share opinions; the mission of Polifab, to be an aggregation center between [Read More]

NEWS: PoliFAB opening!

June 16, 2015

Polifab, the new micro and nanotechnology fabrication center of the Politecnico di Milano, will be inaugurated on the 3rd July 2015. The ceremony will take place in Aula De Donato – Campus Leonardo at 11:00. The Dean of Politecnico di Milano and the Directors of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering and of the [Read More]