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