Dr. Bo Cui is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He currently leads the Waterloo Nanofabrication Group. With 19 years cleanroom research experience, his research is focused on nano- and microstructure fabrication using nanoimprint lithography and electron beam lithography, and thin film deposition and etching techniques, with device applications in biomedical, energy and other areas. In particular, he pioneered the research in bit-patterned magnetic recording area, and very recently his group developed a process for conducting electron beam lithography on irregular, non-planar surface, which is published in ACS Nano. He has also carried out significant research on plasmonic bio- and chemical sensors based on Extraordinary Optical Transmission (EOT), Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR). Such bio-sensors can be employed to detect bio-binding events (DNA hybridization, antibody-antigen binding), with applications in pathogen (disease and crop) detection.

He has published 113 peer-reviewed journal articles, three patents (4 granted, 1 PCT filed), four book chapters, as well as sole-edited one book on nanofabrication. He is a winner of the 2014 Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence Award and the assistant editor for the journal Nanoscale Research Letters. As well, he is a member of the IEEE and American Vacuum Society.