Kevin Musselman, PEng

Kevin Musselman, PEng
Associate Professor
Location: E5 3013
Phone: 519-888-4567 x36740


Dr. Musselman joined the University of Waterloo in 2015, where his research focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials for a variety of devices, including photovoltaic solar cells, light emitting diodes, memristors, quantum-tunnelling diodes, and novel sensors. He is interested in developing scalable methods for manufacturing nanomaterials, including spatial atomic layer deposition and pulsed laser approaches.

Dr. Musselman performed his doctoral studies in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge with Prof. Judith Driscoll. Dr. Musselman developed new electrochemical methods for fabricating cuprous oxide (Cu2O) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanomaterials, as well as Cu2O-ZnO solar cells. In 2010 Dr. 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. Dr. Musselman helped pioneer the use of atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition (AP-SALD) thin films in optoelectronic devices. He produced thin films of metal oxide alloys with tunable optoelectronic properties with which he probed loss mechanisms in colloidal quantum dot solar cells, ‘hybrid’ polymer-oxide solar cells and light emitting diodes, and all-oxide solar cells. These metal oxide films were also used to produce new, colour-pure “hybrid” organometal halide perovskite light-emitting diodes.

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials, Spatial atomic layer deposition, Photovoltaic solar cells, Nanoelectronics and sensors, Electrochemistry, Connectivity and Internet of Things, Nanotechnology, IoT, Devices

Industrial Research

Coating development for automotive and aerospace supplier (2016-2017)


  • 2010, Doctorate Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Canada
  • 2006, Master of Science Physics, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 2004, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Engineering Physics, Queen's University, Canada


  • ME 115 - Structure and Properties of Materials
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022
  • ME 596 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2023, 2024
  • ME 738 - Special Topics in Materials
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • NANO 604 - Nanomechanics and Molecular Dynamics Simulations
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023
  • NANO 701 - Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • NANO 702 - Nanotechnology Tools
    • Taught in 2019, 2020

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Jalil, Abdul and Ilyas, Syed Zafar and Ahmed, Sarfraz and Hassan, Ather and Li, Delong and Musselman, Kevin and Khan, Qasim, A new 2D Si3X (X= S, 0) direct band gap semiconductor with anisotropic carrier mobility, Surface Science, 121736, 2021
  • Alsaedi, Dawood and Irannejad, Mehrdad and Ibrahim, Khaled and AlMutairi, AbdulAziz and Musselman, Kevin and Sanderson, Joseph and Ramahi, Omar and Yavuz, Mustafa, High Operation Stability and Different Sensing Mechanisms in Graphene Oxide Gel Photodetectors Utilizing a Thin Polymeric Layer, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 1203, 2020
  • Mistry, Kissan and Jones, Alexander and Kao, Manfred and Yeow, Travis Wen-Kai and Yavuz, Mustafa and Musselman, Kevin P, In-situ observation of nucleation and property evolution in films grown with an atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition system, Nano Express, 010045, 2020
  • Imamura, Gaku and Minami, Kosuke and Shiba, Kota and Mistry, Kissan and Musselman, Kevin P and Yavuz, Mustafa and Yoshikawa, Genki and Saiki, Koichiro and Obata, Seiji, Graphene Oxide as a Sensing Material for Gas Detection Based on Nanomechanical Sensors in the Static Mode, Chemosensors, 82, 2020

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