Mentor Graphics Microsystems Design Award

Formerly The MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award

Awarded to the competitor who demonstrates the most novel and industrially relevant research results in the following: MEMS, microfluidics, materials research and system-related developments that include research in these areas.

Formerly the Huawei Microsystems Design Award

The award is open to students in a graduate degree program in a Canadian university. View the Award Judging Criteria 

This competition is targeted at microsystems applications including telecommunication, health care, automobile, aerospace, environment, etc. The competition welcomes projects using unique substrates, materials, and structures, as well as other traditional and non-traditional microsystems research. Submissions can be either working or demonstration applications, or specific techniques and design tools that contribute to the body of knowledge dealing with MEMS and microfluidics.

The award can be used to support the winner's education or training related to microsystems and may be applied to the cost of attending a conference or workshop or visiting a lab or other technical facility inside or outside Canada.

Participants in the competition for the Microsystems Design Award may also be eligible for the:

Questions? Contact Sarah Neville, P: 613.530.4655, F: 613.548.8104, E: neville@cmc.ca

2016 Winner of the Mentor Graphics Microsystems Design Award:

Shichao Yue, University of Alberta
(Supervisor Prof. Walied Moussa)

Technology: A Multi-axis Piezoresistive MEMS Sensor Array for Tactile Panel Applications

Mr. Yue’s technology, which enhances the sensitivity of touch screens, was singled out for its novelty and commercial potential, and for its breadth of work and impressive demonstration. 

Left: Mr. Yue accepts his award from Ian Burgess, Mentor Graphics

Previous Winners of the Huawei Microsystems Design Award:

2015 

Amin Rasouli, Simon Fraser University, was awarded the Huawei Microsystems Design Award for his presentation Employing Piezojunction Effect for Ultra-low Power Resonant Microdevice Applications

 

Amin Rasouli, Simon Fraser University (left), accepts the Huawei Microsystems Design Award from Dominic Goodwill, Huawei, at Innovation 360.



2014 

Faez Ba Tis, University of Toronto, was awarded the Huawei Microsystems Design Award for their presentation A Large Force MEMS Electrostatic Microactuator for Adaptive Optics Application.

  Faez Ba Tis, University of Toronto (left), receives the Huawei Microsystems Design Award at Symposium 2014 from Eric Bernier, Huawei. 


Previous Winners of the MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award:

2013

Tamer Mohamed, University of British Columbia, was awarded the MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award for his presentation A Microfluidics Based 3D Bioprinter.

   Tamer Mohamed, University of British Columbia, receives the MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award at Symposium 2013 from Mary Ann Maher, SoftMEMS.

2012

Arezu Bagheri and Salam Gabran, University of Toronto, were awarded the MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award for their presentation One-cubic-inch Wireless Microsystems for Neural Recording and Stimulation in Rodent Brain.

   Arezu Bagheri, University of Toronto, receives the MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award from Busbee Hardy at Symposium 2012.

2011

Lawrence Wong, University of Waterloo & Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, was awarded The MEMSCAP Microsystems Design Award for his presentation Ultrasound Imaging System using Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers.



Award Presented to Lawrence Wong by Busbee Hardy, MEMSCAP Corporation

  

 

 

Award Presented to Lawrence Wong by Busbee Hardy, MEMSCAP Corporation

2010

Amine Miled, École Polytechnique de Montréal for his presentation: LoC Dielectrophoresis - Based Implantable Device Dedicated for Cells Manipulation and Detection


Award Presented to Amine Miled by Busbee Hardy, MEMSCAP Corporation

2009

James Chong (University of Toronto) won the 2008Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his research demonstration entitled Control of a Surface Micromachined Repulsive-Force Driven 2D Micromirror for Vector Graphic Display.

James Chong (right), University of Toronto, accepts the 2009 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from David Buckley (left) of Micralyne Inc. James Chong (right), University of Toronto, accepts the 2009 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from David Buckley (left) of Micralyne Inc.

2008

Andrew Logan (University of Waterloo) won the 2008Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his research demonstration entitled Fusion Bonded CMUTs with SixNy Membranes.

Andrew Logan (left), University of Waterloo, accepts the 2008 Microsystems Design Award from Dr. Yvon Savaria (right), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems on behalf of Chris Lumb, President and Chief Executive Officer, Micralyne Inc. Andrew Logan (left), University of Waterloo, accepts the 2008 Microsystems Design Award from Dr. Yvon Savaria (right), Chair of the Board of Directors, CMC Microsystems on behalf of Chris Lumb, President and Chief Executive Officer, Micralyne Inc.

2007

Sean Romanuik (University of Manitoba) won the 2007 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his presentation entitled The Capacitive Detection and Electromanipulation of Cells.

Sean Romanuik (right), University of Manitoba, accepts the 2007 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb(left) of Micralyne Inc.

Runner-up:

Pommy Patel (University of Manitoba) receives the2007 Micralyne Microsystems Design runner-up recognition for her poster entitledWork Function Tuning of a MoxSiyNz Gate Electrode for Advanced CMOS Technology.

2006

See-Ho Tsang (Simon Fraser University) won the 2006 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his presentation entitled Automated Assembly of Hingeless 90 Degree Out-of-Plane Microstructures.

 See-Ho Tsang (left), Simon Fraser University, accepts the 2006 Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb (right), President and Chief Executive Officer, Micralyne Inc. See-Ho Tsang (left), Simon Fraser University, accepts the 2006 Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb (right), President and Chief Executive Officer, Micralyne Inc.

2005

Behraad Bahreyni (University of Manitoba) won the 2005 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his demonstration entitled Design, fabrication, and testing of a micromachined magnetometer with a frequency modulated output.

Behraad Bahreyni, University of Manitoba, accepts the 2005 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb of Micralyne. Behraad Bahreyni, University of Manitoba, accepts the 2005 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb of Micralyne.

2004

Jeffrey Keilman (University of Calgary) won the 2004 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his presentation entitled A Dielectrophoretic Bio-Analysis Platform Using Lexel Arrays.

Dr. Graham Jullien (right), Professor at the University of Calgary, accepts the MEMS award on behalf of Jeffrey Keilman , University of Calgary (absent from the banquet) from Dr. James Wylde (left) of Bookham Technology. Dr. Graham Jullien (right), Professor at the University of Calgary, accepts the MEMS award on behalf of Jeffrey Keilman , University of Calgary (absent from the banquet) from Dr. James Wylde (left) of Bookham Technology. 

 

2003

Tze-Wei (John) Yeow of the University of Toronto, won of the 2003 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award with his presentation entitled Optical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for Endoscopic Coherent Optical Microscope

The Micralyne Microsystems Design Award  was presented to Tze-Wei (John) Yeow (left)  by Dr. James Wylde (right) on behalf of Chris Lumb, President and CEO, Micralyne Inc. The Micralyne Microsystems Design Award  was presented to Tze-Wei (John) Yeow (left)  by Dr. James Wylde (right) on behalf of Chris Lumb, President and CEO, Micralyne Inc.

2002

Konrad Walus of the University of Calgary, winner of the 2002 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his demonstration Design and Simulation of Quantum Dot Cellular Automata

Konrad Walus (left), University of Calgary, receiving the $2,500 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb (right) of Micralyne  Konrad Walus (left), University of Calgary, receiving the $2,500 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb (right) of Micralyne 

 

2001

Wael Badawy (University of Calgary) won the 2001 Micralyne Microsystems Design Award for his poster presentation A Low Power VLSI Prototype for Video Object Motion Tracking for Mobile Video Applications.

Wael Badawy (right), University of Calgary receives the Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb (left) of Micralyne Wael Badawy (right), University of Calgary receives the Micralyne Microsystems Design Award from Chris Lumb (left) of Micralyne

2000

Isabelle Ressejac (École Polytechnique de Montréal) was the recipient of the award in 2000 for her presentation Microfabrication of Bistable Micro-electro-thermal Relays with Mitel 1.5-micron CMOS Technology

CMC Microsystems Design Award winner Isabelle Ressejac (centre top) , École Polytechnique de Montréal, giving her presentation. CMC Microsystems Design Award winner Isabelle Ressejac (centre top), École Polytechnique de Montréal, giving her presentation.

1999

The recipient of the AMC Microsystems Design Award ($2500) was Shivalik Bakshi, Simon Fraser University for his poster presentation Reconfigurable Slit Mask for Multi-Object Spectroscopy.

Shivalik Bakshi (right), Simon Fraser University, receiving the $2500 AMC Microsystems Design Award from Dan Gale (left), Vice-President and CTO, CMC Shivalik Bakshi (right), Simon Fraser University, receiving the $2500 AMC Microsystems Design Award from Dan Gale (left), Vice-President and CTO, CMC

1998

The recipients of the 1998 AMC Microsystems Design Award ($2500) were James Wylde and Ted Hubbard, DalTech, Dalhousie University for their poster presentation Surface Micromachining with the Mitel 1.5-micron Standard CMOS Process.

James Wylde (centre) and Ted Hubbard (right), DalTech, Dalhousie University, receiving the AMC Award from Dan Gale (left), Vice-President and CTO, CMC James Wylde (centre) and Ted Hubbard (right), DalTech, Dalhousie University, receiving the AMC Award from Dan Gale (left), Vice-President and CTO, CMC

1997

The recipient of the first ever (1997) AMC Microsystems Design Award ($2,500) was Kirthi Roberts, Simon Fraser University, for his poster A Monolithic Pressure Flow Sensor.

Chris Lumb, President, AMC (left) presents the 1997 AMC Award to Kirthi Roberts (right) Chris Lumb, President, AMC (left) presents the 1997 AMC Award to Kirthi Roberts (right)