Gianluca (Gian) Piazza

Associate Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 333 Roberts Engineering Hall
Telephone (412)-268-7762
Email
Website http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~piazza/
Assistant Jacqueline Chraska

Research Interests

The activities in my laboratory are targeted at understanding the fundamental science of micro and nanomechanical structures to control material properties, engineer device design and fabrication, and devise new classes of micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS) that are directly interfaced with electronic circuits. This is done with the overall mission to overcome substantial limitations of state-of-the-art communication, computing and sensory systems.

My group research interests focus on the invention, design, and demonstration of M/NEMS for five main areas:

  • Low power mechanical radios
  • Nanomechanical computing
  • Integrated chemical and biological sensing platforms
  • Opto-mechanical and acousto-optic systems
  • Micro and nano phononics

 Gianluca (Gian) Piazza

Carnegie Mellon, 2012

Research Area

Circuits/CAD/VLSI

Keywords

MEMS, NEMS, nanotechnology, microfabrication, integration of electronics with M/NEMS

Education

MS, 2001
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

MS, 2001
Electrical Engineering
Politecnico di Milano

PhD, 2005
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

BS, 2001
Electrical Engineering
Politecnico di Milano