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Kevin Musselman

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: Functional nanomaterials; spatial atomic layer deposition; metal oxides; 2D nanomaterials; perovskite photovoltaics; high-frequency diodes; optoelectronic devices; memristive devices; chemical sensors; cancer theranostics


Professor Kevin Musselman performed his doctoral studies in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge with Professor Judith Driscoll. In 2010, Musselman was appointed the Hertha Ayrton Junior Research Fellow in Science at Girton College, Cambridge University. He performed his research in the Department of Physics with Sir Richard Friend and Professor Neil Greenham.

Musselman joined the University of Waterloo in 2015, where his research focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials for a variety of devices and applications, including photovoltaic solar cells, LEDs, high-frequency diodes, resistive memory, cancer theranostics, and novel sensors.

Musselman has developed atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition (AP-SALD) technology, including the construction of the first AP-SALD systems in Canada, and has helped pioneer the integration of AP-SALD thin films in (opto)electronic devices, including solar cells, LEDs, quantum-tunneling metal-insulator-metal diodes, and memristive devices. With Waterloo collaborators, he has also developed ultrafast laser processing techniques for the fabrication of novel 2D nanoparticles.

Notable distinctions include an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2019), Queen's University Engineering Excellence Award (2019), and University of Waterloo Engineering Research Excellence Award (2020).


  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 2010
  • MSc, University of British Columbia, 2006
  • BSc, Queen's University, 2004

Kevin Musselman

University of Waterloo