WIN Seminar: Drew Marquardt

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 11:00 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

A CANS for Canada: A Future Neutron Source for Canada

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a seminar with Drew Marquardt, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Physics at the University of Windsor.

This seminar is titled "A CANS for Canada: A Future Neutron Source for Canada" and will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM in QNC 1501. Registration is required!


Neutron scattering has proven to be one of the most powerful methods for the investigation of structure and dynamics of condensed matter on atomic length and time scales. Neutron techniques have a broad range of applications in physics, chemistry, magnetism and superconductivity, material sciences, cultural heritage, biology, soft matter, health, and environmental and climate science. A prototype Canadian CANS (PC-CANS) is proposed as the first step towards a national Canadian CANS facility of a next generation CANS. This new source would be the first of its kind in Canada; a source designed by accelerator and material scientists and optimized for the specific investigation of condensed matter and materials and beam for applications like F-18 production for PET and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT).


Photo of Drew Marquardt
Drew completed a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics as a Vanier Scholar at Brock University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Graz (2014-2016) and a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2017 prior to joining the University of Windsor (2017). Drew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, currently serving as acting department head and cross appointed in the Department of Physics. He is the President of the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering and leads a national coalition of over 140 researchers across the country to design and develop compact accelerator-driven neutron source.