CBN labs and facilities respond to the need of supporting the research activities, based on three main pillars: micro- and nano- technologies, bio-nano interactions and organic/inorganic nanomaterials. Their application is transversal to most IIT research lines and their implementation will be the key for succeeding in reaching the research and technology transfer targets, but also to allow external institutions, both private and public, to apply for collaborations, exploiting the state of the art facilities for R&D and advanced prototyping. CBN includes 9 laboratories:

In the CBN Clean Room laboratory (approx. 100 sqm, class 1000/10000), the complete front-end technologies for microfabrication of semiconductor and polymeric -based passive and active piezoelectric Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) for energy harvesting and biosensing are installed. Parallel and serial nanofabrication techniques are also settled and can be pursued for photonic and plasmonic bio-sensors. The Clean Room includes micro/nanopatterning tools (Mask Aligner, 3D Lithography system, Imprinting Lithography), deep dry etching tools (ICP Oxford Estrelas100, STS ) and tools for devices inspection and characterization (Optical Microscope and Profilometer).

The person in charge for the lab is Dr. Tiziana Stomeo

Clean room


In the Material Processing and Characterisation Lab all the processes related on materials deposition onto substrates and devices are setup. The laboratory spans among metal thermal depositions, AlN piezoelectric sputtering depositions and Parylene conformal coating of 3D complex devices and MEMS.

The person in charge for the lab is Dr. Francesco Rizzi

Back-End laboratory of CBN allow to carry on all the technologies useful to pursue the second part of MEMS and devices micro- fabrication: packaging of the single chip inside the chip carrier and related wiring for chip-to-package connections. Characterization testing for packaging, MEMS vibrations and electronics are installed in the laboratory.

The person in charge for the lab is Dr. Antonio Qualtieri

Back End


The Nanobio imaging Lab gather all instruments devoted to imaging techniques, ranging from confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy and secondary electronic microscopy.

The person in charge for the lab are Dr. Elisa De Luca and Dr. Ferruccio Pisanello

The Chemistry Lab is equipped with various instruments for the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. The TEM Lab - Transmission Electron Microscope is equipped with the JEOL JEM-1011.

The person in charge for the lab is Dr. Mariada Malvindi



The Nanobiointeractions Laboratory is a multidisciplinary experimental facility dedicated to the synthesis and characterization of engineered nanomaterials for biological applications. Here, researchers with a background in chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacy and pharmaceutical technology work together towards the development of innovative inorganic nanomaterials with potential application in biosensing, drug delivery, nanomedicine and diagnostic imaging. Besides nanomaterial preparation, the laboratory is also equipped for: a) the synthesis of organic molecules that are used as surface coatings, linkers and labels, b) the conjugation of biomolecules, c) the in vitro testing of the materials on mammalian cell cultures and on bacteria.

The person in charge for the lab is Dr. Roberto Fiammengo

The Dye Solar and Cell Characterization Lab is equipped to perform detailed electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of semiconductors thin film and electrochemical devices and includes tools for the identification of critical figures of merit of photovoltaic devices.

The person in charge for the lab is Mr. Francesco De Donato



The Computation Lab at CBN offers high-end computing solutions for both CPU- and memory-intensive workloads.

The person in charge for the lab is Dr. Cristian Ciracì