Petersen Institute Nanofabrication Facility Opens

Issue Date: 
October 9, 2006


Pictured from left: Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg; N. John Cooper, dean of Pitt’s School of Arts and Sciences; Hong Koo Kim, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Hrvoje Petek, professor of physics and astronomy, codirectors of the Petersen Institute; Gertrude E. and John M. Petersen; U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering Gerald D. Holder; and Provost James V. Maher.

Pitt unveiled its new $6.1 million NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility at a Sept. 29 dedication ceremony in the foyer of Benedum Hall. The 4,000-square-foot facility serves the University’s Gertrude E. and John M. Petersen Institute for NanoScience and Engineering. (For details on the nanofabrication facility, see Sept. 25 Pitt Chronicle at: