The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

2015 Colton Medal Winner Dr. Amir Sanati-Nezhad (University of Calgary), was recognized for his development of innovative micro-environments that integrate microfabrication, microfluidics and tissue engineering. His exquisitely tiny,
in-vivo-like laboratories-on-a-chip enable researchers to investigate and measure the effects of chemical and electrical stimuli on cells and molecules, leading to better understanding of diseases, wound healing and cell regeneration.



About the Colton Medal: 

Canada’s National Design Network® (NDN), managed by CMC Microsystems, has honoured excellence in Canadian micro-nano research for more than 20 years through its annual Douglas R. Colton award.

Established in honour of the founding president of CMC Microsystems, this award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500.    

Candidates for the award may be faculty, students or alumnae who have successfully completed a Master's or PhD degree in a Canadian university within the previous three calendar years.

Please see our Nomination page for application information.