Biography: Duncan Stewart

Duncan Stewart

Director General
Security and Disruptive Technologies

Dr. Duncan Stewart is Director General of the NRC's Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre. From 2009 to 2012, he was Acting Director of Research at the NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

Before joining the NRC in 2008, he worked for a decade at Hewlett-Packard (HP) Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, in the advanced technology Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory. His research focused on nanoscale computing devices and systems, from basic science to applied nanotechnology. He has authored more than 60 patents and published 46 scientific papers on nanoscale electronics and materials with more than 11,000 citations (Scopus). In 2008, he co-authored a series of papers reporting the discovery of the fourth fundamental "memristor" circuit element. This work has led to new research and technology development worldwide in memristive materials and devices for computing memory and logic.

Dr. Stewart holds a BASc in Engineering Physics from the University of Toronto and an MSc and PhD (1999) in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

He is an avid sailor, outdoorsman, and father.