The Connaught Summer Institute in Nanofabrication will bring together Canadian and international experts in a variety of areas related to nanofabrication techniques for the production of nano devices. Open to members of both academia and industry, the institute will be of interest to faculty members, research associates, graduate students, post-docs, industry representatives, and technical representatives with an interest in any of the following areas of research:
- Nanoimprint lithography
- Optical lithography
- Electron beam lithography
- Quantum dots and solution processing
- Photonic crystals and photonic nanowires
Confirmed speakers to date include: Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa; Steve Brueck, University of New Mexico Center for High Technology Materials; Stephen Chou, Princeton University; Richard De La Rue, University of Glasgow; Peter Grütter, McGill University; Axel Scherer, California Institute of Technology.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from international experts in the field, gain hands-on experience with the nanofabrication facilities available in the ECTI open research facilities, present a poster on their research, and participate in panel discussions. Practical sessions will cover electron beam lithography, thin film deposition techniques, plasma etching, and microscopy. The practical sessions will be of particular interest to academic researchers who wish to understand fabrication concepts, sequential steps, approaches and technical limitations.