Professor

Contact InformationBo Cui

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38754
Location: QNC 3611

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Biography Summary

Dr. Bo Cui is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He currently leads the Waterloo Nanofabrication Group. With 19 years cleanroom research experience, his research is focused on nano- and microstructure fabrication using nanoimprint lithography and electron beam lithography, and thin film deposition and etching techniques, with device applications in biomedical, energy and other areas. In particular, he pioneered the research in bit-patterned magnetic recording area, and very recently his group developed a process for conducting electron beam lithography on irregular, non-planar surface, which is published in ACS Nano. He has also carried out significant research on plasmonic bio- and chemical sensors based on Extraordinary Optical Transmission (EOT), Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR). Such bio-sensors can be employed to detect bio-binding events (DNA hybridization, antibody-antigen binding), with applications in pathogen (disease and crop) detection.

He has published 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, three patents (2 granted, 1 PCT filed), four book chapters, as well as sole-edited one book on nanofabrication. He is the winner of the 2014 Engineering Research Excellence Award (Faculty of Engineering, 3 winners among 295 faculty members). He is the assistant editor for the journal Nanoscale Research Letters. As well, he is member of IEEE and American Vacuum Society.

Research Interests

  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanoimprint lithography
  • Electron beam lithography
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Plasmonic devices
  • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  • Tissue engineering
  • Sensors and devices
  • Nano-biosystems
  • Nano-instrumentation
  • Nanostructure and device fabrication
  • Nanoimprint and electron beam lithography
  • Surface plasmon resonance (plasmonic) devices
  • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
  • Nanostructured solar cell and photodetector
  • Nano-materials
  • Nanotechnology

Education

  • 2003, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
  • 2000, Master's, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
  • 1994, Bachelor of Science (BS), Physics, Peking University

Courses*

  • ECE 631 - Microelectronic Processing Technology
    • Taught in 2014
  • ECE 730 - Special Topics in Solid State Devices
    • Taught in 2014, 2015
  • NE 459 - Nanotechnology Engineering Research Project
    • Taught in 2015, 2017
  • NE 343 - Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ECE 635 - Fabrication in the Nanoscale: Principles, Technology, & Applications
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NE 353 - Nanoprobing and Lithography
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Li, Xiao Ling and Shu, Shi and Li, Xiao Guang and Liu, Qing and Liu, Fang and Cui, Bo and Liu, Ming Sheng and Peng, Bin and Cui, Li Ying and Zhang, Xue, CHCHD10 is not a frequent causative gene in Chinese ALS patients, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2016, 1 - 3
  • Shu, Shi and Li, Xiao Ling and Liu, Qing and Liu, Fang and Cui, Bo and Liu, Ming Sheng and Cui, Li-Ying and Li, Xiao Guang and Zhang, Xue, Screening of the TBK1 gene in familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients of Chinese origin, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2016, 1 - 3
  • Fang, Jia and Cui, Liying and Liu, Mingsheng and Guan, Yuzhou and Li, Xiaoguang and Li, Dawei and Cui, Bo and Shen, Dongchao and Ding, Qingyun, Differences in dysfunction of thenar and hypothenar motoneurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10, 2016
  • Liu, Qing and Liu, Fang and Cui, Bo and Lu, Chao Xia and Guo, Xia Nan and Wang, Rong Rong and Liu, Ming Sheng and Li, Xiao Guang and Cui, Li-ying and Zhang, Xue, Mutation spectrum of Chinese patients with familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 2016
  • Fang, Jia and Liu, Ming-Sheng and Guan, Yu-Zhou and Du, Hua and Li, Ben-Hong and Cui, Bo and Ding, Qing-Yun and Cui, Li-Ying, Pattern Differences of Small Hand Muscle Atrophy in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Mimic Disorders, Chinese medical journal, 129(7), 2016