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Jan Kycia

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Research interests: nanoscale devices; single electron transistors


Professor Jan Kycia received a BSc in Physics from McGill University in 1989. In 1991 he completed a MSc in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1997, he graduated from Northwestern University with a PhD in Physics.

Kycia was awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1998, the Research Corporation’s Research Innovation Award (for novel Transition Edge Sensor (TES) detector) in 2001 and the Ontario Early Research Award, (applied superconducting devices) in 2007.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 1998-2000
  • PhD, Physics, Northwestern University, 1997
  • MSc, Physics University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • BSc, Physics, McGill University, 1989

Jan Kycia

    University of Waterloo