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Polifab is the open-access, micro and nanofabrication facility of Politecnico di Milano.

It has been created to provide the highest technological standards for a wide range of applications, including micro and nanoelectronics, photonics, biotechnologies, advanced materials and nanotechnology. The mission of Polifab is to support and boost the activities of the research groups of Politecnico as well as of external research institutions and industries.

Polifab aggregates users active in education, research, development and prototyping, thanks to collaborations and strategic alliances with external partners.

The core of Polifab is the clean room, made of two adjacent areas:

150 m2, class ISO 06, with facilities for:       

- optical lithography

- electron beam lithography

- wet and dry etching

- thin film deposition

- metrological characterization

220 m2, class ISO 08, including:

- access and grey areas

- back-end

- magnetic thin films area

A laboratory for the biochemical functionalization of surfaces is also available to the users.



Contact Person

is SME contact
Claudio Somaschini
Clean Room Manager of Polifab
+39 02.2399.8980
is SME contact

For more details on equipment an processes visit our website:


Polifab is an open-access, pay-per-use facility, open to research groups of Politecnico as well as to external research institutions and industries. Some processes can be run by the technical staff of Polifab and offered as service to external companies or research groups. In most of the cases, however, researchers are supposed to enter the cleanroom and become users of the facilities, after proper training courses given by the technical staff of Polifab.

To access the cleanroom facilities first contact the Polifab staff to discuss your technological need, verify the feasibility at Polifab, quantify the amount of time needed and identify the model of use: service or user.


Service model

The Polifab staff will execute the required processes, characterization or prototyping within the framework of a research or service contract. No direct access of personnel from the external research group or company is required.


User model

All new cleanroom users must first attend a safety course and obtain a Polifab safety course certificate before access to the cleanroom is granted.

A specific training on the machines of interest is then required, under the guidance of the technical staff of Polifab. The users must pass a test before they are allowed to directly use the machines, according to a general regulation on the booking and use of the facilities.

When the cleanroom access is granted the users will automatically be on our cleanroom mailing list, where useful information about the cleanroom is shared.


Other activities
Ferroelectric materials and devices.
Nano magnetism and spintronic materials and devices.
Service for Industry and SMEs