Fischione sample preparation lab opens at the University of Pittsburgh

April 5, 2016

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher manned the ceremonial scissors to mark the official opening of the Fischione Instruments Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation Laboratory ("University of Pittsburgh and Fischione form $1.8 million partnership"). This Laboratory of Excellence is housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science's Micro-Materials Characterization Lab.

From left: Jorg M. Wiezorek, Director of the Materials Micro-Characterization Lab; Gerald D. Holder, Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering; Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh; Paul Fischione, CEO, E.A. Fischione Instruments, Inc., and Brian Gleeson, Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

“This is a win-win partnership that enables our company and Pitt to leverage our skills and provide access to next-generation characterization and analysis instrumentation," said Fischione Instruments CEO Paul E. Fischione, an alumnus of Pitt's mechanical engineering program.

The $1.8 million, five-year partnership will enable collaborative research between Pitt and Fischione Instruments. The partnership value includes equipment purchased by Pitt from Fischione Instruments, as well as engineering support and expertise from the company.

Fischione Applications Scientist Pawel Nowakowski (left) and Service & Customer Support Manager Paula Grendys (right) were on hand to celebrate the opening of the Fischione Laboratory of Excellence.

Fischione International Sales Manager Dan Sacunas and Applications Scientist Mina Abadier examine a Fischione Instruments' Model 1070 NanoClean plasma cleaner.