CEDT McMaster Faculty

The focus of the CEDT has been on photonics and optical materials and devices, but the approaches and applications are extremely diverse. Over the last 4 years the number of major university users in the CEDT has grown rapidly from 29 to 59. The growth in major users had been due to 7 newly hired faculty members. The presence of the CEDT was a strong incentive in the hiring of these new faculty since their research programs rely heavily on the materials growth, device processing and characterizations facilities in the CEDT, which would be difficult to replicate in another Canadian University.

You will find that the research interests span a diverse area. The research summaries of the individual faculty members will point out the many interactions, breadth and depth of the research activity of members associated with the CEDT. Click on the individual faculty members for more details of members research activities.

We also have many other faculty members from various outside universities and companies that are associated with our Centre. To see a detailed list of outside researchers please check out our "Outreach Activities'.

Faculty Member Department Research Project
Alex Adronov Chemistry Synthesis of Novel Polymer Architectures
Carbon Nanotube Functionalization
Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry
Gianluigi Botton Materials Science & Engineering Microscopy of nanostructured materials
Transmission electron microscopy
Daniel Cassidy Engineering Physics Physics and Applications of III-V Materials and Devices
Jamal Deen Electrical and Computer Engineering Advanced photodetector systems for emerging applications in life and environmental sciences
BioFET sensor system for pathogen detection
Qiyin Fang Engineering Physics Biophotonics/photonics-based technologies for medical applications
Yaser Haddara Electrical and Computer Engineering Electronic Materials Process Modeling
Harold Haugen Engineering Physics Projects Ultilizing the Ultrafast Laser Facility
Adam Hitchcock Chemistry NEXAFS Spectromicroscopy
Electron Impact Methods
Wei Ping Huang Electrical and Computer Engineering WDM Transmission Systems and Networks
Modeling and simulation of direct modulated laser diodes for WDM systems and networks
Paul Jessop Engineering Physics Integrated Optics
Fiber Optic Sensors
Brian King Physics Quantum Computing/Ion Trapping
Adrian Kitai Engineering Physics/
Materials Science & Eng.
Bulk & Thin Film Luminescent Materials
Rafael Kleiman Engineering Physics MicroElectroMechanical Systems

Andy Knights


Engineering Physics Silicon Processing
Peter Kruse Chemistry Wet-chemical modification of GaAs and SPM assisted lithography
Modification of surface properties with Langmuir Blodgett films
Properties of interfaces between organic and inorganic electronic materials
Shiva Kumar Electrical and Computer Engineering Fiber optic communication systems
Photonic devices; Information theory; Modeling and simulation of optical communication systems.
Ray LaPierre Engineering Physics Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Nanostructures and Optoelectronics
Yun Li Electrical and Computer Engineering Design, computer-aided modeling and simulation, processing, characterization and packaging of integrated optoelectronic and photonic devices
Rafik Loutfy Chemical Engineering/MEEi Entrepreneurship, Innovation, knowledge management, alternate energy sources, solar cells, photovoltaic engineering
Peter Mascher Engineering Physics Defect Spectroscopy in Electronic Materials
Plasma Deposition of Oxide and Nitride Thin Films
Jose M. Moran-Mirabal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Biomaterial pattern design and fabrication, Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Micro and Nanofabrication

Yurij Mozharivskyj Chemistry Magnetocaloric phases; Thermoelectric phases; Temperature sensors and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys ; Medium band gap semiconductors
Marek Niewczas Materials Science and Engineering Physical properties of high purity f.c.c metals deformed at very low temperatures; Analytical electron microscopy of materials with high densities of deformation induced defects.
Natalia Nikolova Electrical and Computer Engineering Computational electrodynamics
High-frequency electromagnetic simulators
Computer-aided analysis and design in microwave and millimetre-wave engineering
Tony Petric Materials Science and Engineering Development of electrodes, interconnects and seals for solid oxide fuel cells; Characterization of fuel cell performance; Emf studies of Lithium Alloys; Development of electrodeposition methods for ceramic membranes and thin films.
John Preston Engineering Physics Applications of High Temperature Superconductors
Nonequilibrium Studies of High Temperature Superconductors
Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu Chemistry Self-organised forms of organic-inorganic amphiphiles
Chemical approaches to themes in photonics research
Ravi Selvaganapathy Mechanical Engineering Two areas of focus are micromachined biomedical sensors (bioMEMS) and integrated energy conversion devices (energyMEMS).
Sumanth Shankar Mechanical Engineering Metal casting and Advanced Microscopy (SEM, TEM, FIB, LEAP, etc.)
Heather Sheardown Chemical Engineering Artificial Corneas and Corneal Onlays for Restoration of Sight; Drug Delivery to the Eye; Modification of Intraocular Lenses for Reduction of Posterior Capsule Opacification
Peter Smith Engineering New techniques for the efficient modeling of SAW devices employing large electro-mechanical transducers
Low-noise SAW oscillators employing 1 V power supplies
Leyla Soleymani Engineering Physics Development of fully integrated cellular sensors
Integration of nanomaterials into microsystems
Biosensor modeling
Harald Stöver Chemistry Polymer Micro encapsulation for Controlled Delivery Novel Polymer Microstructures by Polymerization-Induced Phase Separation (PIPS)
Ted Szymanski Electrical and Computer Engineering Quality of Service and Reliability/Availability guarantees, in both wired and wireless networks, for emerging Telemedicine Services; design of optoelectronic transceivers, switches and networks in silicon CMOS and Silicon Germanium (SiGe) VLSI.
David Venus Physics Novel magnetic properties which arise in layered magnetic structures; Condensed Matter Experiment
David Wilkinson Materials Science and Engineering Development of Al alloys for automotive sheet applications ; the effect of strain path changes on the formability of sheet materials; The role of microstructural inhomogeneity on the deformation of metal matrix composites

Chang-Qing Xu


Engineering Physicis Optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, photonic devices
Samir Ziada Mechanical Engineering Active control of large eddies (vortex shedding) in wakes of bluff bodies, free jets and shear layers; Control of flow-excited acoustic resonances. Aeroacoustics of shallow and deep cavities exposed to grazing flow
Shiping Zhu Materials Science & Engineering/Chemical Continuous polymerization of olefins using metallocene catalysts; ESR elucidation of metallocene catalyst activity and deactivation; Rheological and mechanical properties of branched polyolefins.
Professor Emeritus
John Davies Engineering Physics Ion Implantation
John Simmons Engineering Physics InP/InGaAsP Strain-Layer Quantum-Well Lasers
Novel Optoelectronic Devices
Henry Schwarcz School of Geography and Earth Sciences Isotopic paleoclimate studies of speleothems; Dating of prehistoric archaeological sites; Stable isotope studies of diet
David Thompson Engineering Physics Quantum Dot Deposition and Devices Quantum Well Intermixing for Photonic Integration
Quantum Well Devices