People profiles

Eihab Abdel-Rahman

Eihab Abdel-Rahman

Professor, Systems Design Engineering

Research interests: dynamics of micro and nano systems; micro power generators; MEMS and NEMS; atomic force microscopes

Nasser M. Abukhdeir

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: self-assembly modeling and simulation of high-order functional materials (liquid crystals, block copolymers)

Marc Aucoin

Marc Aucoin

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: synthetic biology; virus based systems as novel nanobiomaterials; complex biologies

Hany Aziz

Hany Aziz

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: organic electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices; flexible and printable electronics

Chris Backhouse

Chris Backhouse

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems; MEMS/NEMS; sensors; microfabrication

Dayan Ban

Dayan Ban

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: terahertz; quantum cascading lasers; nanophotonics; nanofabrication; SPM

Jonathan Baugh

Jonathan Baugh

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: spin and magnetic resonance based quantum information processing

Caroline Brookes

Caroline Brookes

Administrative Assistant

Raffi Budakian

Raffi Budakian

Professor, Physics and Astronomy; Joint WIN/IQC Nanotechnology Endowed Chair in Superconductivity

Research interests: coupling spins and nanomechanical oscillators; nanometer scale magnetic resonance imaging

Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: optical properties of the eye; refractive properties of the crystalline confocal laser scanning; macroscopy​

Dr Arthur Carty

Arthur Carty

Former Executive Director

Zhongwei Chen

Zhongwei Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy

Research interests: nanostructured catalysts and membranes for fuel cells and water purification

Pu Chen

Pu Chen

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: targeted drug and gene delivery; interfacial engineering; bio-medical engineering; polymer synthesis

David Cory

David G. Cory

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information

Research interests: spin-based quantum information processors; NMR entanglement assisted metrology

Bo Cui

Bo Cui

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanostructure fabrication by nanoimprint lithography and its applications; Ge/Si semiconductor nanowires

Kyle Daun

Kyle J. Daun

Professor, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: laser-based nanoparticle metrology; gas phase nanoparticle synthesis; gas dynamics and molecular dynamics

Jean Duhamel

Jean Duhamel

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: characterization and modeling of polymers; colloidal particles and chain folding using fluorescence

Shahrzad Esmaeili

Shahrzad Esmaeili

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: nanostructured metallic biomaterials; phase transformations and surface modifications

Marianna Foldvari

Marianna Foldvari

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: bio-nanotechnology - novel strategies for improved transdermal delivery systems

Jamie Forrest

James Forrest

Professor, Physics and Astronomy; University Research Chair

Research interests: surfaces and interaction of softmaterials (polymers, proteins, colloids) at the nanoscale

Mr Alain Francq

Alain Francq

Managing Director

Mario Gauthier

Mario Gauthier

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: polymer synthesis, modification, characterization; arborescent polymer structures and applications

Moira Glerum

Moira Glerum

Professor, Biology

Research interests: mitochondrial biogenesis and myopathies; microfluidics, assembly of cytochrome oxidase

Irene Goldthorpe

Irene Goldthorpe

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanomaterials synthesis, characterization; device integration

Frank Gu

Frank Gu

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Targeted Delivery Systems

Research interests: nanoparticles in medicine; therapeautic applications; targeted drug delivery

John Honek

John Honek

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: mechanistic enzymology; recombinant DNA and biophysical methods; medicinal chemistry and molecular modeling

Vassili Karanassios

Vassili Karanassios

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: micro- and nano-analytical chemistry and instrumentation

Karim Karim

Karim S. Karim

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: silicon thin-film applied research; microelectronic circuits; device and process development for large area electronics

Na Young Kim

Na Young Kim

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: large-scale solid-state quantum computer; quantum simulator for quantum information processing and communications

Holger Kleinke

Holger Kleinke

Interim Executive Director and Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: inorganic nanomaterials; solid state chemistry; thermoelectric energy

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Jisu Kwon

Office and Finance Assistant

Jan Kycia

Jan Kycia

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: nanoscale devices; single electron transistors

Zoya Leonenko

Zoya Leonenko

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, and Biology

Research interests: biophysics of lipids and lipid protein interactions; application of lipid films in biomedical nanotechnology

Tong Leung

Tong Leung

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: chemical physics; surface chemistry; nano-materials; nano-devices; nano-biotechnology

Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: bioelectronic systems laboratory; CMOS biochips for biomolecular and cellular assays; biodiagnostic devices for single molecule detection

Yuning Li

Yuning Li

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: molecular engineering of polymer/transparent semiconductors for organic electronics (OTFT, OPV, DSC, OLED) and low temp-process conductive inks on plastic substrates

Dongqing Li

Dongqing Li

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: micro/nano fluidics; lab-on-a-chip; EMK transport

Juewen Liu

Juewen Liu

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: targeted drug delivery; nanomedicine; bio-inspired self-assembly

Adrian Lupascu

Adrian Lupascu

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: quantum computation; superconducting circuits; microwave photons

Vivek Maheshwari

Vivek Maheshwari

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanoparticle based thin film sensors; nanocomposite films; materials and tools for bio-nano devices, systems

Hamed Majedi

Hamed Majedi

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: superconducting optoelectronics; microwave-photonics/quantum devices; electromagnetic band gap structures

Raafat Mansour

Raafat Mansour

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Integrated RF Systems

Research interests: RF MEMS/NEMS; atomically precise manufacturing; scanning probe microscopy; RF-CMOS technology; multiplexers; superconductive microwave devices

Mark Matsen

Mark Matsen

Professor, Chemical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy; University Research Chair

Research interests: block co-polymers; molecular self-assembly in polymeric systems; structure and behaviour of complex polymer brushes; SCFT modelling and simulation

Guoxing Miao

Guoxing Miao

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: spintronics for information processing; nanodevices based on new spin systems such as topological insulators; synthetic diamonds

Zoran Miskovic

Zoran Miskovic

Professor, Applied Mathematics

Research interests: optical properties of carbon nano-structures

Graham Murphy

Graham Murphy

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: synthetic organic chemistry; alternative approaches to metallocarbene and metallonitrene intermediates; organic electrolytes for lithium air batteries

Kevin Musselman

Kevin Musselman

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: Functional nanomaterials; scalable synthesis of nanomaterials to develop next-gen functional coatings and devices; spatial atomic layer deposition to produce thin films for optoelectronic devices

Linda Nazar

Linda Nazar

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials

Research interests: nano-materials for the design of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Flora Ng

Flora Ng

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanocatalysts; bitumen upgrading; biodiesel production; catalytic distillation

Patricia Nieva

Patricia Nieva

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS); microbotics; biosensors; biomanipulators

Janusz Pawliszyn

Janusz Pawliszyn

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in New Analytical Methods and Technologies

Research interests: solid phase microextraction; design of advanced integrated instrumentation for sample preparation, separation and detection

Dr Lisa Pokrajac

Lisa Pokrajac

Assistant Director, Research Programs

Michael Pope

Michael Pope

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: directed assembly of graphene-based nanocomposites; supercapacitors; next generation batteries; electrochemical sensors, electrocatalysts; thin films and membranes

Eric Prouzet

Eric Prouzet

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanostructures and porous materials, catalysis and separation

Pavle Radovanovic

Pavle Radovanovic

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Research interests: synthesis of new multifunctional nanostructures​

Garry Rempel

Garry Rempel

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: catalysis and polymer science

Carolyn Ren

Carolyn Ren

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Droplet Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) Technology

Research interests: micro/nano-fluidics; lab-on-a-chip; protein separation; live-colony detection

Pierre-Nicholas Roy

Pierre-Nicholas Roy

Professor, Chemistry; Computational Science Undergraduate Advisor; Canada Research Chair

Research interests: dynamics of complex molecular systems; Path Integral simulations of quantum fluids; development of semi-classical quantum dynamics approaches

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: multiscale modeling of process systems; density function theory studies of industrial catalyst systems; new nanomaterials

Simarjeet Saini

Simarjeet Saini

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanophotonic devices; optoelectronics components for datacom and telecom

Andrei Sazonov

Andrei Sazonov

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon electronics on flexible substrates; flexible thin film solar cells; synthesis of new multifunctional nanostructures​

Derek Schipper

Derek Schipper

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Organic Material Synthesis

Research interests: synthesis of organic materials for applications in organic solar cells, field effect transistors, imaging, displays

German Sciaini

Germán Sciaini

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Atomically-Resolved Dynamics & Ultrafast High-Resolution Imaging

Research interests: Femtosecond electron diffraction; ultrafast electron microscopy; femtosecond non-linear optical techniques

Leonardo Simon

Leonardo Simon

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: hybrid nanocomposites, membranes, catalysts

Siva Sivoththaman

Siva Sivoththaman

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ontario Research Chair in Renewable Energy Technologies and Health

​Research interests: silicon-based crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic devices; design and fabrication technology 

Roderick Slavcev

Roderick Slavcev

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: novel bacteriophage nanomedicines for the development of novel vaccines; pharmaceuticals and gene delivery systems

Michael Tam

Michael Tam

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: nano-structured systems for drug delivery; polymer-surfactant interactions; associative polymers for friendly coatings; magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes

Zhongchao Tan

Zhongchao Tan

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: airborne nanoparticles, measurement, separation, capture; environmental protection

Shirley Tang

Shirley Tang

Professor, Chemistry; Director, Nanotechnology Engineering Undergraduate Program

Research interests: nanomaterials and devices for biology and medicine; bio-molecule assisted nanomaterial self-assembly

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: new bionanomaterials as "green" alternatives to petroleum based latex; organic and bioorganic synthesis; novel antibiotics and nanopores

Russell Thompson

Russell Thompson

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: nanocomposite materials; self-assembly, soft condensed matter physics

Tsen

Adam Wei Tsen

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: low-dimensional quantum materials and devices

Ting Tsui

Ting Tsui

Professor, Chemical Engineering; Director of Collaborative Graduate Program in Nanotechnology

Research interests: PECVD; porous ultra-low-dielectric constant materials; nano-mechanics; thin film mechanical properties; nanoindentation​

Robert Varin

Robert Varin

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: nanostructured and amorphous materials for solid state hydrogen storage; nanostructure superconductors

Xiaosong Wang

Xiaosong Wang

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: supramolecular chemistry of macromolecules for controlled access to organic or organic-inorganic functional nano-materials

Zbig Wasilewski

Zbig Wasilewski

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; WIN Endowed Chair

Research interests: molecular beam epitaxy; quantum-dot and quantum-well photonic devices

Lan Wei

Lan Wei

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: low dimensional materials based integrated systems for energy storage, conversion and delivery

John Wen

John Z. Wen

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: CO2 capture and storage; nanomaterials in energy systems; flame synthesis of nanostructures

Shawn Wettig

Shawn Wettig

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology; self-assembly for drug delivery applications and gene therapy

William Wong

William Wong

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: flexible electronics; solid-state lighting; nanofabrication for energy conversion and storage; laser processing of materials

Mustafa Yavuz

Mustafa Yavuz

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: superconductivity; thin films and single crystals; nano sensors; NEMS; MEMS; quantum information storage

John Yeow

John Yeow

Professor, Systems Design Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Advanced Micro/Nano Devices

Research interests: MEMS optical scanners; CNT sensors; LOC designs

Evelyn Yim

Evelyn Yim

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: Biomaterials-regulation of stem cells, nanotopography-cell interactions, tissue engineering applications

Youngki Yoon

Youngki Yoon

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research interests: modelling and computer simulations for emerging devices; quantum transport in low dimensional materials such as graphene

Aiping Yu

Aiping Yu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization (nanotubes/nanowires/ nanoparticles) for nanocomposites; solar cells and sensors

Alfred Yu

Alfred Yu

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanodroplets and nanoparticles as agents for ultrasound imaging contrast enhancement and drug carriers for therapeutic ultrasound

Boxin Zhao

Boxin Zhao

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: pressure-sensitive and adaptable adhesives (gecko arrays); interfacial phenomena

Norman Zhou

Norman Zhou

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: microjoining; wire bonding; laser and resistance microwelding; diffusion brazing; nanojoining and nanofabrication

Elizabeth Meiering

Elizabeth Meiering

Professor, Chemistry

Liz Meiering’s research is focused on protein folding, dynamics, function, engineering and design.

Her research targets understanding neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, as well as engineering proteins to understand their fundamental characteristics. She also develops proteins for applications in biotechnology, including protein drugs.