TEXPO 2022 Winners Announced

June 22, 2022:  CMC Microsystems, Canada’s leading accelerator for hardware research, design, and development, is proud to announce the winners of TEXPO 2022. Established by CMC Microsystems, TEXPO offers graduate students in Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) a unique opportunity to demonstrate their novel applications of micro-nano technologies to industry representatives and academic peers. TEXPO 2022 was held in-person as part of the IEEE International NEWCAS Conference, held in Québec City, Canada. 

Students competed for a total of $12,500 in awards in four categories: Excellence in Microsystems CAD Tools and Design Methodology, Excellence in Microsystems Fabrication, Microsystems Innovation by Women, Brian L. Barge Award for Excellence in Microsystems Integration. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners and thanks to all participants and sponsors! 

Award for Excellence in Microsystems CAD Tools and Design Methodology  
Roberto Silva​ 
University of Toronto 
Coded-Exposure-Pixel (CEP) Camera for Scene-Adaptive ​Single-Shot HDR and 3D Imaging at Standard Video Rate 
Supervisor: Roman Genov 
Sponsored by COMSOL 

Award for Excellence in Microsystems Fabrication 
Amirhossein Omidvar​ 
University of British Columbia 
FlexCMUT, a Flexible Polymer-based Micromachined Ultrasound ​ Array for Conformal Imaging 
Supervisor: Edmond Cretu 
Sponsored by TELEDYNE MEMS 

Award for Microsystems Innovation by Women 
Sheida Gohardehi​ 
University of Waterloo 
Dual-Driver Pixel Circuit and Associated Drivers for Low-Power ​OLEDoS Microdisplays 
Supervisor: Manoj Sachdev 
Sponsored by GlobalFoundries 

Brian L. Barge Award for Excellence in Microsystems Integration 
William Lemaire​ 
Infrared-Powered Artificial Retina based on a 65-nm CMOS stimulator ASIC 
Université de Sherbrooke 
Supervisor: Réjean Fontaine 
Sponsored by CMC Microsystems 

About CMC Microsystems:  

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization accelerating research and innovation in Canada. Founded in 1984, CMC lowers barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies, including access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing capabilities for advanced technologies. CMC manages Canada’s National Design Network® (CNDN) – a Major Science Initiative involving over 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies developing innovations in micro-nano technologies. 

For more information: 

Kevin Dobie 
CMC Microsystems 

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