Agreement signed between Politecnico di Milano and STMicroelectronics

Establishment of MEMS Lab, a new research centre in Città Studi at the forefront of micro and nano technologies


The Politecnico di Milano and STMicroelectronics have signed an agreement to establish the new Joint Research Center MEMS Lab, a state-of-the-art laboratory for the technological future of Milan and the whole country, strengthening our University’s presence on the Città Studi Campus. PoliFab, the centre for micro and nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano, will be expanded and developed to respond effectively to the demands of innovation in the MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) sector, which is one of the most promising technologies of our time. The agreement is part of a strategy to develop collaborations between the university and business to, over time, increase and strengthen relationships with the most important industries. It will last five years and requires investment in research personnel and infrastructure. It focuses on three areas:

investment in PoliFab, the centre for micro and nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano established to provide the highest standards for applications and processes in five macro sectors: photonics, micro and nanoelectronics, biotechnology, advanced materials and nanotechnology. The clean room at PoliFab will be extended and enhanced with machines and instruments loaned free of charge by STMicroelectronics. These will be new-generation machines which can be used to develop further phases in MEMS production processes and then be transferred into ST’s production plants in Agrate Brianza; 

investment in research personnel: at least four researchers will be hired and the same number of research PhDs for each year of the agreement in areas selected by the Departments of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering; Mechanical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering and Physics;

investment in joint research projects in the field of analogue products and MEMS, which will be selected by the relevant scientific committee.