Evan Piano

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Evan Piano
Title Nanofabrication Process
Engineer Intern
Responsibilities Process Development
Email empiano@caltech.edu
Phone 626-395-5732 (office)
Office 330 Steele


Role in the KNI

Evan is the Nanofabrication Process Engineer Intern for The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) at the California Institute of Technology. Evan has joined the KNI through Waterloo's renowned co-op program. Over an eight-month period from January to August 2020, he will be working – both independently and alongside KNI staff – on nanofabrication process recipe development, characterization, and documentation across all areas of the lab. He will be primarily focusing his efforts on reactive-ion etching (RIE), electron beam lithography (EBL), physical & chemical vapor deposition (PVD & CVD), and wet chemistry.


Evan is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo where he studies Nanotechnology Engineering. He has microfabrication cleanroom experience working with techniques such as photolithography, RIE, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and ellipsometry. He gained this experience at his previous internship positions – at the Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics and Display Systems, NAV Canada, and Centra Industries (a division of PCC Aerostructures).