Engineering Physics


NSERC Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering

Chairholder: Ludvik Martinu

The NSERC Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering focuses its research on the development of new physical and chemical vapor depositions, new nanostructured materials for thin films systems, and coatings with custom made properties and characteristics. Those thin films, designed by plasma or ions projections, from nanometric scale to micrometric scale, can be used with flat substrates (batch and continuous processes), 3D substrates and particles. One of the most important research of the Chair is the development of metrology of optical, mechanical, tribological and electro-chemical properties, as well as evaluation of durability of the materials under unfriendly conditions.

Research involves

In collaboration with Professor Jolanta E. Klemberg Sapieha and many industrial partners, the Chair will develop multifunctional surfaces for industrial diffusion or consumer products with various properties such as: anti-reflection, anti-erosion, anti-abrasion, anti-fog coatings, self-controlled reflection or emissivity for optics (i.e. smart), luminescence, sterilization, hydrophobic and ice-phobic coatings.

Many industries are interested in those projects: optics, architecture, biomedical, aerospace and space exploration, energy, manufacturing and so on.

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Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast and Quantum Photonics

Chairholder: Denis Seletskiy


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Canada Research Chair in Hybrid and Molecular Photonics
Canada Research Chair in Integrative Nanoscale and Hybrid Materials

Chairholder: Oussama Moutanabbir

The Canada Research Chair in Integrative Nanoscale and Hybrid Materials develops innovative nanofabrication and integration methods to enable tailored hybrid and nanoscale semiconductor structures. The research efforts carried out by the Chair will lead to the development of a new class of functional materials relevant for applications in nanoelectronics, opto-electronics, carbon-free energy conversion and bio-integrated technologies.

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Canada Research Chair Tier I in Ubiquitous Terahertz Photonics
TransMedTech Chair for Plama medecine


Chairholder: Stephan Reuter

Non-equilibrium plasmas generate highly reactive species at low temperatures which help to provide energy for chemical processes that otherwise require conditions of high temperature and pressure. Operated with air noble gases sources, the cold plasmas can be used at room temperature. Consequently, they can induce novel chemistry into sensitive system and environment such as nano-scaled structures, biological or not. Specifically, our group work on the liquid interfaces of those systems.

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