For her Master’s degree and her PhD, Huff focused on “Atomic White-Out,” an error correction method for fabricating and patterning quantum dots. The technique gave Huff and the team the ability to successfully build atomic circuits, construct binary atomic wires and logic gates.
This circuitry, built atom by atom could provide a new basis for electronic devices that are far more energy efficient, faster, and smaller than what is available today.
About the Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence:
Established in 1994 in honour of the founding president of CMC Microsystems, The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence is CMC’s most prestigious award. The Douglas R. Colton Medal recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding, novel developments and/or applications in microsystems and nanotechnology in Canada.