|Dr. A. Nojeh|
Research interests: Going to the nanoscale and creating very small devices has the clear advantage of making ultra high device densities possible. But another main motivation, which is perhaps even more important than increased densities, is a vast pool of new phenomena such as quantum effects that appear at reduced sizes and dimensions, and therefore the opportunity to make new types of devices and implement new ideas. We work on exploiting these new possibilities that nanostructures have to offer and use them for innovative device applications. Our main focus is on devices and structures based on carbon nanotubes, but we also work on other nanomaterials such as gallium nitride and silicon oxide nanowires. Our experimental work involves cleanroom nanofabrication, nanotube/nanowire growth, nanoimaging (SEM, AFM), building equipment, setting up electronic and optical measurement experiments and investigating nanodevice properties. On the theoretical side, we use techniques ranging from molecular dynamics to ab-initio methods and density functional theory in order to predict, understand and explain experimental results. Currently, we are actively pursuing projects in all the areas below.
|Dr. André Ivanov|
Research interests: VLSI, System on Chip, Integrated Circuits, Test, Design for Testability, Built-In Self-Test, Fault Tolerance, Fault-Tolerant Computing, Design for Manufacturability & Yield, Nano-electronics, Microsystems
|Dr. B. Stoeber|
Research interests: MEMS - Microfabrication Technology - System Integration Microflow Phenomena - Flow Control in Microfluidic Devices - Microflow Characterization Methods - Complex Microflows . - Multi-phase microflows . - Thermally responsive fluids Sensor Technology - Biomedical Sensor Applications - Sensors for Environmental Control
Research interests: Our research is focused on the development of new microsystems tools for biology and on the validation of these tools in the context of outstanding problems in biology and medicine. Biophysics and Biotechnology, Microsystems Technology for Biological Applications, Structural Biology, Single-Cell Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics
|Dr. D. Pulfrey|
Research interests: Carbon Nanotubes
|Dr. E. Cretu|
Research interests: * MEMS/microsystems (adaptive microsystems, unified modeling and simulation of multi-domain systems), structured design methodologies
* Bio-medical applications of microstructures
* Instrumentation systems, sensors and actuators, adaptive MEMS/NEMS
* Modern methodologies in nonlinear signal processing and analysis of complex systems
* Fractal/constructal theory and chaotic systems
|Dr. Eric Lagally|
Research interests: Our group uses integrated microsystems to probe the biology of cells and molecules. Our current research focuses in two areas, affinity reagent selection and detection of bacterial pathogens. Integrated microfluidics consisting of etched glass channels and microchambers with PDMS microvalve technologies allow for adaptable systems capable of performing complicated assays in a fraction of the time of conventional systems. Our eventual goal is to use such microsystems to define, probe, and predict biological networks of complex diseases by simultaneous detection of many facets of cell biology in parallel.
|Dr. Frank Ko|
Research interests: • Biomaterials • Nanofibre Technology • Textile Structural Composites
|Dr. Guangrui Xia|
Research interests: Novel semiconductor materials: strained Si, SiGe and Ge; Process physics: dopant diffusion, interdiffusion, implant and activation; SiGe devices for electronic and optical applications, Si based optoelectronics; Stress characterization, simulations and modeling for lattice-mismatched material systems; III-V and Si integration; Raman spectroscopy
|Dr. Hong Ma|
|Dr. John D.W. Madden|
Research interests: Artificial Muscle - Conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, and ultra-strong metal nanofibres - Applied catheters. Energy Storage - Supercapacitors and batteries based on highly porous materials in collaboration with Epod Inc of Kelowna Solar Cells - Investigating the use of the proteins used in photosynthesis to generate electrical energy from light. Organic Electronics - Polymer transistors for printable circuits.
|Dr. Karen Cheung|
Research interests: bioMEMS, implantable microelectrodes, lab-on-a-chip devices, microfluidics
|Dr. K. Takahata|
Research interests: Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), Implantable microdevices, Wireless sensing and control in micro/nano domain, Microfabrication techniques, Micro-electro-discharge machining (EDM) and control
|Dr. Konrad Walus|
Research interests: Our research group is focusing on the applications of nanotechnology in electronic microdevices. We have expertise in the theory, numerical simulation, fabrication, and characterization of electronic devices. Our group is engineering materials, structures, devices, and complete systems for applications in computing, physical, biological, and chemical sensing. A large portion of our experimental research involves the application of printing methods, such as inkjet micropatterning for fabricating microdevices using functional organic and nano-composite based inks. Our theoretical and simulation research covers a broad range from quantum mechanical atomistic calculations to macro scale finite-element modelling. Specifically, we are interested in:
- Sensing devices based on polymers and nano-composites - Sensing device fabrication using inkjet micropatterning - Molecular quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) For an updated list of research activities see below or visit my research group website: [Here]
|Dr. Lukas Chrostowski|
Research interests: Our group is engineering the confinement of electrons and photons in small optical resonator cavities, for applications in communications, biology and nanotechnology. Our projects involve design, modeling, and nanofabrication of lasers, in particular, Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs). We are developing new optical communication technologies with drastically enhanced performance enabling higher functionality systems. Topics include: Semiconductor Vertical Cavity Lasers (VCSELs), Bio-photonics, Optical Communication, Nanofabrication, Optical Injection Locking, High-speed optical modulation.
|Dr. M. Chiao|
Research interests: MEMS, BioMEMS/drug delivery, MEMS/protein interaction, micro optical scanner
|Dr. Nicolas A. F. Jaeger|
Research interests: integrated optics, fiber optics, optical sensors, ultrahigh-speed measurement techniques, ultrahigh-speed modulators.
|Dr. Peyman Servati|
Research interests: Nanowires, Nanocomposites, Mechanically flexible electronics, Low cost and flexible solar cells, Nanocomposite fibers, Nanowire sensors, Photodiodes, Disposable medical sensors
|Dr. Shuo Tang|
Research interests: Biophotonics, biomedical optics, optical tissue imaging instrumentation, optical coherence tomography, multiphoton microscopy, endoscopy, cancer imaging