Expertise in nanomaterial depositions and characterizations


Our Nanotechnology Research Centre's Nanomaterial Depositions and Characterizations team is comprised of experienced researchers and technicians who have expertise in depositing and advancing inorganic nanomaterials, as well as methods for their characterization. Key application areas of interest include biosensing, energy systems, and composite materials. For example, nano-enabled biosensors allow for rapid detection of food-borne pathogens, and hybrid carbon nanotubes and ceramic materials enable lightweight armour.

Principal areas of expertise

  • Chemical and physical vapour deposition methods
  • Hydrothermal, sol-gel, and electrochemical deposition methods
  • Hybrid, composite, and smart material design and synthesis
  • Nanomaterial integration and device fabrication
  • Nanomaterial characterization by optical, x-ray, electron, and thermal-mechanical methods
  • Battery technology and in-situ characterization techniques
  • Biological and gas sensor design, fabrication, and testing
  • Optoelectronic materials and systems
  • Process and instrument design

Our experts

Ken Bosnick

Ken Bosnick
Team Lead

  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Nanostructure characterization
  • Optoelectronic devices

Telephone: 780-641-1685

Mike Fleischauer

Mike Fleischauer

  • Process and instrument design
  • Crystal structure characterization
  • Battery technology
Ken Harris

Ken Harris

  • Glancing angle deposition
  • Electronic devices
  • Functional polymers

Elham Kamali Heidari

  • Gas phase chemistry
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization
  • Energy system
Jung-Soo Kang

Jung-Soo Kang

  • Surface science
  • Photophysics and physical chemistry
  • Materials synthesis and characterization

Serguei Koutcheiko

  • Nanomaterial synthesis
  • Sol-gel technology
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
Jennifer Bruce

Jennifer Bruce

  • Inorganic nanomaterial synthesis
  • Nanomaterial characterization
  • Chemical processes
John Canlas

John Canlas

  • Cleanroom operations
  • Cleanroom processing
  • Fabrication

Paul Concepcion

  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Sample preparation
  • Materials characterization

Steve Launspach

  • X-Ray diffraction
  • Small angle x-ray scattering
  • X-ray instrumentation
Tim Patrie

Tim Patrie

  • Cleanroom operations
  • Dry deposition equipment
  • Microfabrication technology
Mike Xia

Mike Xia

  • Analytical method development
  • Organic material analysis
  • Inorganic material analysis

Armando Marenco

  • Electrochemical biosensors
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterial synthesis and characterization