The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Now accepting nominations! Deadline September 6, 2019.  View the Nomination Guidelines

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.

2018 Winner

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Dr. Alphonsus Ng (University of Toronto)
Dr. Ng was recognized for his development of exciting new applications of digital microfluidics, in which electrical fields are used to manipulate microscopic droplets of water. This process, which enables researchers to observe and understand the complex workings inside cells, enabled Dr. Ng to develop groundbreaking technologies with global applications in the fields of disease detection and analysis.


TEXPO Student Competition and Exposition

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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:


Now accepting nominations for the prestigious Douglas R. Colton Medal!