Event

TEXPO2021

Virtual Event

Student Research Competition 

TEXPO 2021 Graduate Student Research Competition is an annual competition that offers graduate students across Canada’s National Design Network a unique opportunity to demonstrate their novel applications of microsystems and nanotechnologies to industry and academic representatives while competing for a total of $12,500 in prize money.

TEXPO 2021 is a virtual research showcase open to all. Click on a link below to view one or more of the competition tracks.

Program Schedule

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - Eastern Standard Time

10:00 – 10:05Welcome Remarks
10:05 – 10:25Megatrends for Next Generation Networks from an RF Perspective
Ned Cahoon, CTO Office
GlobalFoundries
 

Track 1

Brian L. Barge Microsystems Integration Award
$3500
Sponsored by:
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Track 2

Micro-Nanosystems Design Award
$3000
Sponsored by:

Track 3

Industrial Collaboration Award 
$3000
Sponsored by:

Track 4 

Excellence in Nanofabrication Award
$3000
Sponsored by:


10:30 – 10:50

A Discrete-Time CMOS Readout Array for High-Speed Portable DNA Sequencing

Yunus Dawji
York University

An Efficient Spiking Neuron Hardware System Based on the Hardware-Oriented Modified Izhikevich Neuron (HOMIN) Model

Alexander Leigh
University of Windsor

Design and Conception of a Smart Gigabit Ethernet Switch for Chassis Communication in Hardware-in-a-loop Systems

Simon Bellemare
Université Laval

A Chip-Scale High Speed Rotary Polygon Micro-scanner for Beam Steering Application 

Amit Gour
École de Technologie Supérieure
10:50 – 11:10

New Spectrometer Design Based on a Grism for the Detection of Neurotransmitters


Gabriel Lachance
Université Laval

Chemiresistive Material Tester

Calvin Love
University of Windsor

Development and Characterization of a Custom Large-Scale Silicon Interposer Technology for Particle Physics Experiments

Keven Deslandes
Université de Sherbrooke

Integrating processing and sensing in MEMS for biomechanical analysis

Laurent Chiasson-Poirier,
Mathieu Bergeron, Guillaume Dion
Université de Sherbrooke
11:10 – 11:30

A Novel Evaporating Droplet-Based Capacitive Biosensor for Creating a Unique 3D Fingerprint of Chemical Analytes


Hamed Osouli Tabrizi
York University

Pulse Shaping Using Nonlinear Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducers

Mathieu Gratuze
École de Technologie Supérieure

A Miniaturized Portable Over-the-Air Measurement System for Characterization of 5G Integrated Communication Systems

Mahdi Behdani
University of Alberta

Fabrication of Novel Realistic Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (CMUT) Arrays for Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Applications

Mahyar Ghavami,
Mohammad Maadi
University of Alberta
11:30 – 11:50

Compact MRgHIFU Phased Array System Integration

Andre Lafreniere
Lakehead University

Energy-efficient Coded-Exposure-Pixel (CEP) Cameras for Accurate Computational Imaging without Motion Artifacts

Rahul Gulve
University of Toronto

A Fully Passive Phased-Array Antenna Module for Hybrid Approach-Based Large-Scale Phased-Array Antenna Systems

Amir Raeesi
University of Waterloo
 
11:50 – 12:10

High-Efficiency Ultra-Low-Power Integrated RF Energy Harvesting for IoT, Wearable Devices and Biomedical Applications

Seyed Mohammad Noghabaei
Polytechnique Montreal

A Discrete-Time CMOS Readout Array for High-Speed Portable DNA Sequencing

Yunus Dawji
York University

Hardware System Design of the Ultra-High Resolution Brain Positron Emission Tomography Scanner

Jonathan Bouchard
Université de Sherbrooke
 
12:10 – 12:40BREAK 
12:40 – 1:00

Integrating processing and sensing in MEMS for biomechanical analysis

Laurent Chiasson-Poirier,
Mathieu Bergeron, Guillaume Dion
Université de Sherbrooke

New Spectrometer Design Based on a Grism for the Detection of Neurotransmitters

Gabriel Lachance
Université Laval
  
1:00 – 1:20

Energy-efficient Coded-Exposure-Pixel (CEP) Cameras for Accurate Computational Imaging without Motion Artifacts

Rahul Gulve
University of Toronto

A Novel Evaporating Droplet-Based Capacitive Biosensor for Creating a Unique 3D Fingerprint of Chemical Analytes

Hamed Osouli Tabrizi
York University
  
1:20 – 1:40

A Fully Passive Phased-Array Antenna Module for Hybrid Approach-Based Large-Scale Phased-Array Antenna Systems

Amir Raeesi
University of Waterloo

Development and Characterization of a Custom Large-Scale Silicon Interposer Technology for Particle Physics Experiments

Keven Deslandes
Université de Sherbrooke
  
1:40 – 2:00

Hardware System Design of the Ultra-High Resolution Brain Positron Emission Tomography Scanner

Jonathan Bouchard
Université de Sherbrooke

Compact MRgHIFU Phased Array System Integration

Andre Lafreniere
Lakehead University
  
2:10 – 2:30Gord Harling, President and CEO
CMC Microsystems
2:30 – 2:50“The Democratization of Modeling and Simulation”
Phil Kinnane, Vice President of Sales
COMSOL
 
2:55 – 3:15“State-of-the-art Nanopatterning with Electrons and Ions”
Rainer Schmid, VP Applications & Customer Projects
Raith America, Inc.
3:20 – 4:00 Award Presentations
Douglas R. Colton Award
TEXPO Awards
4:00Closing Remarks

Key Info

The primary TEXPO presenter must be a graduate student at a Canadian university at the time of abstract submission. Research supervisors, faculty members and postdoctoral fellows contributing to a project are welcome to participate as secondary presenters in the competition.

Important Information for TEXPO Participants.

TEXPO is going to be held virtually this year. More details to follow.

  • Schedule:
    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
      9:30am  –  4:30 pm (EST)
  • Judging of your Demo:
    • Please review the judging criteria carefully. Information on the awards may be found above.  Each award page includes the judging criteria.

      Judging will take place from 9:30 am.- 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021

    • You will have a total of 15 minutes to present your project to the judges. This includes upto 10 minutes prerecorded video of your demo, followed by a 5 minute question and answer period with the judges. There are typically three judges for each competition (ideally two from industry and one from academia).

      Your presentation will be public during the judging process, however only the judges will be able to ask questions. 

  • Presentation of Awards:
    • Winners will be announced immediately following TEXPO.

TEXPO winners are strongly encouraged to use prize funds to support education or training related to micro-nanosystems R&D. Funds may be applied to the cost of attending a conference or workshop or visiting a lab or other technical facility inside or outside of Canada.

Sarah Neville
TEXPO Research Competition Coordinator
Office: 1.613.530.4655

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