CNF Staff Conducted
Remote Process Work:
The CNF is
primarily a hands-on facility, offering researchers access and training to use
a comprehensive tool set with the support of an experienced technical
staff. In limited circumstances, researchers can also engage the CNF in remote
projects; that is, fabrication conducted by CNF staff members with only the
off-site involvement of the researcher. Remote projects are performed as
a service, and only in cases where 1) the work needed is sufficiently limited
that travel to Ithaca unwarranted, 2) appropriate tool resources are available,
and 3) staff availability will allow completion in a timely manner. They comprise
activities in which the CNF staff perform only a small number of routine and
well characterized process steps that can be completed within a limited amount
of staff time. CNF will not engage in Remote Projects that involve
project design, significant process characterization, or require research
decisions or judgments. All remote work is performed on a best effort basis and
CNF does not guarantee success of the work product. The CNF User Program
Managers can advise interested parties on the possibilities, constraints, and
costs of such remote work. In the event that CNF cannot accept a request
for remote work, researchers may wish to consider other options, including
hiring a private contractor as discussed below.
Other REMOTE Options:
In addition, the CNF supports the activities of several independent fabrication consultants, who will accept contract work with interested parties. Although not formally affiliated with the CNF, these contractors are trained CNF users, offering expertise in a variety of fabrication technologies and providing their own liability insurance. The CNF will advertise fabrication opportunities, however the prospective employers must negotiate the terms of service directly with the applicants.
The CNF can neither mediate these discussions nor endorse the capabilities of individual consultants. Thoughtful deliberation is recommended to all parties.
All remote work is guided by the provisions of the CNF User Program, and as with all other CNF projects, requires a proposal form (statement of work), a properly signed New User application, and proof of liability insurance appropriate to the activity.
Please refer questions or comments to: userprogram[at]cnf.cornell.edu
CNF Users / Consultants:
Name: Roman Akhmechet, M.E.
Services Offered: CAD design assistance. Fabrication assistance with; mask making, contact photolithography, metal deposition, dry/wet etching, metrology and SEM.
Name: Rick Brown, Ph.D., Cayuga Micro Devices
Telephone: Cell 607-351-9768
Services Offered: Process design/fabrication consultation for micro/nano fabricated projects including, but not limited to: MEMS/NEMS, Si CMOS, and III-V based electron devices. I have 12 years of experience in device design and fabrication at both the CNF and in semiconductor startup environments. I can assist you with all or any steps necessary to take your prototype from CAD layout to finished devices utilizing all types of lithography and other processing available at CNF. Please visit my website for a more in-depth look at projects I have undertaken.
Name: Marcus Gingerich, Ph.D.
Telephone: 607 227-7457
Services Offered: 1) Consultation in the design and development of your fabrication process. 2) Contract fabrication of micro/nanofabricated devices following your complete fabrication process, or 3) Performance of individual process step(s) to aid in completion of your fabrication process. References available upon request.
Name: Stephen A. Jones
Telephone: Cell 607-351-6060
Services Offered: I am one of the most prolific CNF Users, with several Industrial customers. I am fully insured and have 30 years experience. I will operate any CNF tool at your behest.
Name: Daniel McCollister
Telephone: Cell 607-280-3498
Services Offered: I am a former staff member at CNF, with experience including maskmaking/photolithography, RIE, metal evaporation and SEM operation.
Name: Fubo Rao, Ph.D.
Telephone: Cell 607-229-4076
Services Offered: Mask Layout and fabrication of MEMS and NEMS devices on 4" or 6" wafers. Extensive experience in using all CNF tools, including Stepper, Contact Lithography, Mask Design, Mask Making, DRIE/RIE, PECVD, LPCVD, Thermal Oxidation, ALD, Evaporation and more. I have more than sevem years of experience in MEMS design and fabrication, and five years of experience in fabricating Nano-devices based on Silicon, Carbon nanotube, and Graphene.
Name: Jay VanDelden, Ph.D., EigenPhase Technologies
Telephone: Office 607 387-3025
Telephone: Cell 607 351-3592
Services Offered: Contract Nanofabrication of Prototype Devices including: CAD Layout, Mask Making, Resist Processing, Contact/Optical/E-Beam Lithography, RIE, DRIE, Wet Etching, PECVD, LPCVD, Thermal Oxidation, ALD, Evaporation, Wafer Bonding/Drilling/Dicing, CMP, AFM, SEM and more.
If you would like to be listed as a CNF User / Consultant, please email the above information to userprogram[at]cnf.cornell.edu.
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