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.

Professor Oleschuck and team from Queen's University have developed a novel approach to nano-electrospray

Optical fibres inspire novel approach to nano-electrospray

University of Victoria Professor and his team are using 3D printing with MEMS to produce low-cost body-powered prosthetics

3D printing brings affordable prosthetic “Victoria Hand” to Guatemalans

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