The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Colton Medal

CMC Microsystems recognizes excellence in Canadian micro-nano research by Canada’s National Design Network 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.

Faculty, students or alumni who have successfully completed a Master’s or PhD degree in a Canadian university within the previous three calendar years are eligible for this award.

View the Nomination Guidelines  

2019 Winner

Dr. Yiheng Qin (McMaster University)

Dr. Yiheng Qin was recognized for his research into nanofabrication of novel materials leading to the development of an electrochemical microsensor for low-cost, real-time water quality monitoring. Key to his designs was using readily available, affordable materials and making the devices user-friendly so that they can be both manufactured and operated in low-resource communities and undeveloped countries. 


TEXPO Student Competition and Exposition

Photo of TEXPO Competitors 2018

2018 TEXPO Competitors, Hyatt Regency, Toronto

Established by CMC Microsystems, TEXPO offers graduate students in Canada’s National Design Network a unique opportunity to demonstrate their novel applications of micro-nano technologies to industry representatives and academic peers.

Students are invited to take part in TEXPO and compete for a total of $12,500 in awards in four categories:


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