Success Stories

Researchers across Canada are engaging in microsystems research that is resulting in excellence, commercialization, collaborations, and highly trained and qualified people for application areas including bio, ICT, energy & environment, aerospace, automotive, natural resources, and security & defence.

The most recent stories are listed below.

Dr. Neil Sarkar, PhD graduate from University of Waterloo and founder of Integrated Circuit Scanning Probe Instruments (ICSPI) Corp.

Pioneering MEMS technology offers nano-scale ‘microscopy for the masses’

Faez Ba Tis, University of Toronto doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Ridha Ben Mrad

Novel optical MEMS research with commercial potential

Dr. Pierre Berini and his research team have developed a plasmonic biosensor that could help millions by diagnosing Dengue early.

Plasmonic biosensor shows promise as early detector of Dengue disease

Professor David Plant, an NSERC Industrial Research Chair at McGill University, is building high-performance photonic circuits enabling short-reach fiber optic interconnects.

Record-breaking solution targets intra-data centre communications

Dr. Karen Cheunch, Associate Professor at University of British Columbia, and doctoral candidate Jonas Flueckiger are developing a novel biosensor system

Novel biosensor R&D partnership benefits researchers and industry

Dr. Pavel Cheben, Senior Research Officer, National Research Council Canada, is internationally regarded for his expertise in integrated optics and photonics.

Canada’s international leadership and research excellence in silicon photonics: Tackling demanding challenges

Increase light coupling in the photonic integrated circuits

Dr. Winnie Ye, Canada Research Chair in Nano-scale Integrated Circuit Design for Reliable Opto-electronics and Sensors

Canada’s international leadership and research excellence in silicon photonics: Tackling demanding challenges

Increasing the rate of information transfer

Collin Twanow, VP of Sales and Marketing, Micralyne (right), with Alex Edwards, VP of Commercial Operations, CMC Microsystems: partnership to bring a unique silicon MEMS process to market

Industrial-academic partnership speeds advanced silicon MEMS technology to market