was founded in 1999 in the framework of the "Documento Unico di Programmazione 1997-1999
of Piedmont Region (Misura 6.1: Progetti Integrati di Bacini Economici Locali, Aree Sistema,
Distretti-Progetto: Diffusione Dell'innovazione Tecnologica Dell'industria Manifatturiera Del
Canavese)". It is managed by Polytechnic of Torino and starting from 1st January 2005 has started
a collaboration with the pool of Labs belonging to Istituto Superiore Mario Boella.
The Lab is structured into two integrated divisions committed to develop respectively materials and processes
for micro and nano-technology together with related prototypes and applications of integrated microsystems with
communication and data transfer protocols.
The activity of the Lab deals with the project and fabrication of silicon and polymer based
microsystems and nanostructures, fundamental research in material science, processes for micro
and nanotechnology, electronic systems, wireless sensor networks, technological transfer, education.
The laboratory joins both technological and fundamental competences for the study of materials, processes and design of devices,
circuits and systems for the fabrication of microsensors, MEMS and nanostructures.
has recently been charged of the coordination of the
laboratory, a Centre
of Excellence funded by MIUR (Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research)
grants - FIRB 2003-2004 - for public/private structures involved in research fields
characterized by strategic value. It is a diffused laboratory which merges and coordinates
Centres of Excellence in the basic research related to the development of micro and nano-devices
and sensors for genomics and post-genomics together with R&D centres of extremely qualified