• CNI NEST Pisa © 2016 IIT 4730
  • CNI NEST Pisa © 2016 IIT 4731
  • CNI NEST Pisa © 2016 IIT 4732
  • CNI NEST Pisa © 2016 IIT 4733
  • CNI NEST Pisa © 2016 IIT 4734
  • CNI NEST Pisa © 2016 IIT 4735

The Center for Nanotechnology Innovation (CNI) is an interdisciplinary R&D center dedicated to the investigation and exploitation of phenomena at the nanoscale. The center is embedded in the NEST laboratories of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and is part of the network of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) whose headquarters are in Genova. CNI research lines span from molecular medicine to new nano-diagnostic, from 2D materials engineering and design to electron crystallography and new advanced microscopy methods.

Within the center which is coordinated by Mauro Gemmi, Camilla Coletti works also as indipendent PI developing the 2D Materials Engineering research line.


  • TEM Lab
  • Synthesis Facilities
  • NMR
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • SEM
  • 2D materials Characterization
  • 2D materials Synthesis
  • Cars Microscopy

The CNI is embedded and shares its research facilities with the NEST lab: NEST facilities.

Research Lines


  • MRS foundation 2017 Voliani
  • AIRC MFAG 2017 Voliani