Dr. Konrad Walus
Dr. Konrad Walus
B.A.Sc., 2001, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
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
For an updated list of research activities see below or visit my research group website: [Here]
Prospective Graduate Students
Our research group is looking for excellent graduate students to work in the areas listed above. The best way to apply for graduate positions in our group is to apply directly to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering by following the instructions found at [[this]] website. You are free to include my name as a potential supervisor and I will review all relevant applications as positions become available. Since the available positions are highly competitive, we generally take top students from internationally recognized universities. Due to the large interest, I am unable to respond to all individual student requests by email.
New! 4 Year Fellowship for Top Ph.D. Students
UBC is now offering a 4 year fellowship for top Ph.D. students admitted to our department. More information can be found in [[this]] document and in the video below.
Our group is currently looking for postdoctoral candidates to work in Microsystems and Nanotechnology related projects. Candidates should ensure that they are eligible for funding through a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship or a UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. For more information, please contact Dr. Walus via e-mail.
Undergraduate Projects (496/400)
For a list of undergraduate projects and opportunities please visit my Undergraduate Projects page.
|Printed Sensing Technology||Our research group is developing a variety of sensing devices fabricated using inkjet printing. We are exploring physical and chemical sensing technology for applications in air quality monitoring, structural health monitoring, breath analysis, and other important applications.|
|MRI Microflow Visualization||The goal of this project is to design and construct a portable and cost effective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrument that is capable of resolving features at microscale to image flow fields of complex fluids in capillary tubes.|
|Molecular Quantum Cellular Automata||Molecular Quantum Cellular Automata (QCA), is an exploratory computing paradigm in which information is encoded in the electronic charge configuration of a QCA cell (built from one or two individual molecules). The charge interaction between neighbouring cells enables the transmission and processing of information. Our research focus is on the design and simulation of QCA using numerical tools such as the QCADesigner tool developed in our lab.|
|Modeling of carbon nanotube-based biosensors||We are studying the properties of carbon nanotube (CNT) biosensors using numerical simulation. The research is focusing on the electronic transport through CNTs that are exposed to various amino acids and short peptides. Using a combination of molecular dynamics, density functional theory, and quantum transport calculations we are able to predict how the adsorption of these peptides affects the transport through the tubes.|