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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

 

  • MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

    • Professor Zhenghong Lu

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3E4
        Tel: 416-978-1472 / FAX: 416-978-4155 / email: zhenghong.lu@utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Oxide/semiconductor interfaces and Quantum wells, Molecular materials and electronics

      • Present Research Activities: Growth and characterization of: Novel oxide films on Si and other III-IV surfaces for conventional device structures, Quantum-confined Si structures for photonic device applications, organic/polymer thin-films, with a focus on electron and hole transport of small organic molecules (C60, AlQ3, perylenes, etc.) and polymers (pentcene, PPV, etc.), Devices include FET, LED, solar cells, non-linear optical devices
        For further information see: http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~luzheng/#_Favorite_Links 


    • Professor Jun Nogami

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3E4
        Tel: 416-946-0684 / FAX: 416-978-4155 / email: jun.nogami@utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Self-assembled atomic scale structures, Epitaxial growth on silicon surfaces, Electrical characterization of epitaxially grown nanostructures, Semiconductor surface atomic structure and reconstruction, Atomistic modeling of growth on surfaces

      • Present Research Activities: Growth of epitaxial silicide nanostructures on silicon, Characterization by STM, AFM, TEM, and Electron transport measurements
        For further information see: http://www.utoronto.ca/msestm/ 


    • Professor Doug Perovic

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3E4
        Tel: 416-978-5635 / FAX: 416-978-4155 / email: perovic@ecf.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Scanning/transmission electron microscopy, interfacial structure and properties, physical metallurgy, mechanical properties, electronic materials and biomineralization and biomaterials

      • Present Research Activities: Grain boundary embrittlement in interstitial-free steels, Field-emission scanning electron microscopy of semiconductors, Field-emission  scanning/transmission electron microscopy, High resolution electron microscopy of grain boundary structure and chemistry, Deformation kinetics in aluminum alloys


    • Professor Harry Ruda

      • Contact Info:
        Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E4
        Tel: 416-978-4556 / FAX: 416-978-4155 / email: ruda@ecf.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Semiconductors, Nanostructures, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Electronic and Optical characterization, Quantum heterostructures

      • Present Research Activities: Fabrication and modeling of quantum functional nanostructures (encompassing nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nano- opto-electronic mechanical systems (NOEMS).
        For further information see: http://www.utoronto.ca/~emg/

  • ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

    • Professor Amr Helmy 

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G4
        Tel: 416-946-0199 / FAX: 416-971-2326 / email: a.helmy@utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests and Present Research Activities: For further information see: http://photonics.light.utoronto.ca/helmy/

    • Professor Nazir Kherani  

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G4
        Tel: 416-946-7372 / FAX: 416-971-2326 / email: kherani@ecf.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests and Present Research Activities: Optoelectronic properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon and carbon alloys, Photovoltaics, Carbon nanostructures (nano-tubes, nano-wires), Particle transport, Monte Carlo simulations
        For further information see: http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~kherani

    • Professor Wai Ng 

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G4
        Tel: 416-978-6249 / FAX: 416-971-2286 / email: ngwt@vrg.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests and Present Research Activities: Device fabrication and modeling, Submicron CMOS, Flash memories, RF devices, and analog CMOS circuit designs
        For further information see: http://www.vrg.utoronto.ca/~ngwt


    • Professor Harry Ruda 

      • Contact Info:
        Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E4
        Tel: 416-978-4556 / FAX: 416-978-4155 / email: ruda@ecf.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Semiconductors, Nanostructures, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Electronic and Optical characterization, Quantum heterostructures

      • Present Research Activities: Fabrication and modeling of quantum functional nanostructures (encompassing nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nano- opto-electronic mechanical systems (NOEMS).
        For further information see: http://www.utoronto.ca/~emg/


    • Professor Edward Sargent

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G4
        Tel: 416-946-5051 / FAX: 416-971-3020 / email: ted.sargent@utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Emerging materials, structures, devices and mechanisms for nanotechnology

      • Present Research Activities: Experimental and theoretical studies of hot carriers in quantum-sized semiconductor devices, Experimental and theoretical development of optical interconnects, Optoelectronic polymers and semiconductor nanocrystals, WDM to the desktop (innovation of photonic networks to achieve low-cost, high-speed multiple-access local-area connectivity to optimize emerging high-speed microprocessor and applications).
        For further information see:  http://light.utoronto.ca/tsargent


    • Professor Yu Sun

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G8 (cross-appointed to ECE Dept.)
        Tel: 416-946-0549 / FAX: 416-978-7753 / email: sun@mie.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), NEMS sensor and actuator design and fabrication, Nanorobotics, Nanoassembly

      • Present Research Activities: Design and fabrication of NEMS sensors integrating individual nanomaterials as active sensing elements, nanorobotic manipulation of nanoscaled materials and structures, characterization of nanomaterial properties, nanoassembly of 3-D NEMS devices and nanostructures
        For further information see:  http://amnl.mie.utoronto.ca


    • Professor Stefan Zukotynski

      • Contact Info:
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3G4
        Tel:  416-978-5484 / FAX: 416-971-3020 / email: zuk@ecf.utoronto.ca    

      • Research Interests and Present Research Activities: Plasma-assisted chemical vapour deposition of thin film amorphous semiconductors, electrical and optical properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon, electrical and optical properties of hydrogenated amorphous carbon, tritiated amorphous semiconductors.
        For further information see: http://www.ecf.utoronto.ca/~zuk/

  • PHYSICS

    • Professor Ian Mitchell

      • Contact Info: 
        Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7
        Tel: 519-661-3393 / FAX: 519-850-2998 /
        email: imitchel@julian.uwo.ca

      • Research Interests: Atomic collisions in solids, Ion beam analytical methods, Ion beam modification of materials, Thin films

      • Present Research Activities: Exploring processes such as activation, diffusion and clustering of lattice impurities to examine the anomalous movement and activation of Boron in silicon. Other studies involve using fast particle irradiation to modify the compositional profiles across the boundaries between well and barrier components of quantum well structures with a view to understanding and capitalizing on the associated changes in the wavelengths of optical emission.
        For further information see: http://www/uwo.ca/isw/people/imitch


    • Professor Ken Burch

    • Professor John Wei

      • Contact Info: 
        Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
        Tel: 416-946-5943 / FAX: 416-978-2537 / email: wei@physics.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: High-temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistivity, half-metallic ferromagnetism, quasiparticle spin-transport, dynamic pair-breaking, non-equilibrium superconductivity

      • Present Research Activities: Tunneling experiments (using scanning tunneling spectroscopy) on superconducting cuprates, ferromagnetic manganites and thin-film heterostructures to study the fundamental problems of high-temperature superconductivity, half-metallic ferromagnetism and their dynamic interplay.
        For further information see: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~wei/


    • Professor William van Wijngaarden

      • Contact Info: 
        Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University, Petrie Bldg. 247, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
        Tel: 416-736-2100 x 77750 / FAX: 416-736-5516 /email: wvw@yorku.ca  

      • Research Interests: A variety of topics in pure and applied physics, such as laser isotope separation, laser cooling, atom trapping and, most recently, electromagnetically induced transparency for use in optical switching. 

      • Present Research Activities: Measurements of Hyperfine Splitting and Isotope Shifts, Stark Shift Measurements and Polarizabilities, Laser Cooling and Atom Trapping to study the feasibility of creating nanostructures using cold atoms, which has important implications for future fabrication of semiconductors, and Hyperfine Structure of Li+.
        For further information see: http://www.yorku.ca/wlaser


    • Professor Martin Zinke-Allmang

      • Contact Info
        Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7
        Tel: 519-661-3986 / FAX: 519-661-2033 / email: mzinke@julian.uwo.ca  
          

      • Research Interests: Thin Films, semiconductor heterostructures, surface diffusion, clustering and nucleation, self-etching

      • Present Research Activities: Studies of morphologies formed by metal deposits such as GA, In, and Sn on GaAs and InP surfaces and silicon, applications in technologically relevant systems, currently focusing on silicide formation on silicon and silicon-germanium alloy surfaces
        For further information see: http://www.uwo.ca/isw/people/mzinke

  • CHEMISTRY

    • Professor Ian Manners

      • Contact Info: 
        Department of Chemistry, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
        Tel: 416-978-6157 / FAX: 416-978-8775 / email: imanners@chem.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Small molecule, polymer, and materials synthesis and characterization.

      • Present Research Activities: Synthetic polymers in unconventional inorganic systems, leading to exploration and applications of the new macromolecules and the development of novel elastomers, nanocomposites, magnetic and photonic materials, blends, photoconductors, nanolithic materials and sensors.  Of particular interest are poly(ferrocenylsilanes) and properties of the new polymeric materials.
        For further information see: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/staff/IM/home/home.html


    • Professor Geoffrey Ozin

      • Contact Info: 
        Department of Chemistry, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
        Tel: 416-978-2082 / FAX: 416-971-2011 / email: gozin@chem.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests: Molecular recognition and Self-assembly to organize inorganic and organic building-units into hierarchical materials with unprecedented structural features spanning angstrom to millimeter-length scales, Concepts in supramolecular host-guest inclusion and biomimetic chemistry

      • Present Research Activities: Self-assembly of micro- and mesoporous materials containing periodic arrays of semiconductor clusters, Discovery of M-M bonded micro- and mesoporous germanium sulfides, Inorganic chain model for templated assembly of open-framework aluminophosphate materials, Research for controlling the morphology of surfactant-templated mesoporous silica, Synthesis, structure and properties of new mesostructured metal oxides, phosphates and sulfides, and Supramolecular synthesis of mesostructured silica and aluminum phosphate materials with morphologies that resemble biomineralized structures.
        For further information see: http://www.chem.toronto.edu/staff/GAO/group.html


    • Professor John Polanyi

      • Contact Info: 
        Department of Chemistry, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
        Tel: 416-978-3580 / FAX: 416-978-7580 / email: jpolanyi@chem.utoronto.ca

      • Research Interests and Present Research Activities: Photochemistry of adsorbates, Imprinting of molecular-scale patterns on semiconductor surfaces using light or electrons (Molecular-Scale Imprinting (MSI)) using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), Photochemistry of gaseous metallic complexes of the type (Na)m...(XR)n where XR is an organic halide.
        For further information see: http://www.utoronto.ca/jpolanyi

  • MATHEMATICS

    • Professor Anna Lawniczak

      • Contact Info
         Department of  Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
         Tel: 519-824-4120 x3287 / email: alawnicz@uoguelph.ca

      • Research Interests: Mathematical modeling, Lattice gas theory and applications, Dynamical systems, Interacting particle systems, Stochastic processes, Stochastic differential equations, Statistical physics, Mathematical biology

      • Present Research Activities: Mathematical modeling of biological systems, investigation of pattern formation, wave propagation, nucleation processes in reaction-transport systems with heterogeneous medium. At the mesoscopic level problems are studied through lattice gas automata methods which allow investigation of fluctuation effects on the dynamics. At the macroscopic level the physical phenomena are studied through numerical simulations and methods of dynamical systems and bifurcation theory.
        For further information see: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~alawnicz

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