Davidson Foundation Cleanroom
What is it?
The College of Engineering’s Class 1,000 Cleanroom provides 2,937 square feet of filtered space available for faculty and industry research. This multi-user facility offers lithography, deposition, etch and metrology to support research and pilot production of semiconductor, photonic and quantum devices. Our Bio Bay is also specially configured to support biological research.
Pricing and membership policies will be posted in late 2024, and will evolve based on equipment availability and user needs. Please contact the facility director if you are interested in using the facility.
Russ Renzas, Cleanroom Director
College of Engineering
Russ Renzas is an expert in materials science, atomic layer processing and superconducting quantum circuit fabrication. He has coauthored over 20 academic papers with over 3,500 citations and two patents. Renzas was previously director of Device Fabrication at Rigetti Computing, a venture-backed superconducting quantum computer manufacturer now listed on NASDAQ. He has given invited seminars at leading national labs and universities worldwide, including Harvard, Yale, Caltech, Fermilab, PSI and IIT Delhi. He has a BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton University (2005) and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley (2010). Renzas has lived in Reno since 2020. Outside the lab he enjoys Nordic skiing, snowboarding, whitewater kayaking, complex board games, volunteering in the community and occasionally assisting with technical due diligence for angel investment opportunities with Princeton Alumni Angels.