Samantha Roberts, Ph.D.

  • Nanofabrication Facility Director, Nanofabrication Facility

Samantha Roberts, Ph.D., joined the ASRC Nanofabrication facility as a research scientist in June 2022 working with both academic and industrial users to develop their unique process flows and to optimize their device fabrication.

She received a Ph.D. in physics in 2014 from Cornell University, developing biological electro-mechanical sensors using carbon nanotubes and graphene in the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics under the advisement of Prof. Paul McEuen.  After graduation she created high-temperature high-power silicon carbide based electronics at Case Western Reserve University with Prof. Mehran Mehregany, then moved to Columbia University to develop state-of-the-art silicon nanophotonics with Prof. Michal Lipson. Samantha is an expert in designing and fabricating a wide array of electrical, photonic, biological and mechanical nanoscale devices in a variety of materials. She brings with her the experience of working in academic shared-user facilities at Cornell, Columbia, CUNY ASRC, Brookhaven National Labs, Princeton and UPenn.

In the ASRC, she strives for continuous user improvement for both the academic and industrial users of the nanofabrication facility. She is using data analytics and machine learning to develop and optimize process recipes and tool maintenance.