Monday, November 4, 2019
NRC Nanotechnology Research Centre
7:45 - 8:45Registration | Networking Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00Opening Remarks
Andrew Fung, Technical Group Lead, CMC Microsystems and Workshop Chair

Andrew Myles, Director, Research and Development, NRC-NANO
9:00 - 10:00Session 1:
Emerging materials and processes

  • Noteworthy processing capabilities are emerging in open-access facilities
  • Expertise and services sought in facilities
  • Most promising R&D opportunities that could benefit
  • Simon Doe, ANFF
    The ANFF Network – an overnight success 10 years in the making

    Dirk Ortloff, camLine
    DoE in microfabrication using XperiDesk

    Lukas Chrostowski, Professor, UBC
    SiEPICfab: A Canadian Silicon Photonics Foundry

    Session Chair: Mohamed Chaker, INRS
    10:00 - 10:30Group discussion
    10:30 - 11:20Networking Break | Facilities Tour
    11:20 - 12:20Session 2 :
    R&D Challenges: Stories from the trenches

  • Past & current R&D problems
  • Lessons learned
  • Calls for collaborative solutions
  • Collin Twanow, Vice-President, Technology, Teledyne Micralyne
    MEMS process platforms and design for manufacturing

    Simon Wingar, Director of Research and Development, NRC-CPFC
    Bringing R&D to commercialization: things that work, challenges still remaining, opportunities to be seized. The CPFC story.

    Sven Achenbach, Professor, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan, SyLMAND
    High aspect ratio patterning of polymer and metal MEMS

    Raafat Mansour, University of Waterloo
    Post-Processing of CMOS-MEMS Devices and Potential Applications

    Session Chair: Nathanael Sieb, Director of Operations and Administration, 4DLabs, Simon Fraser University
    12:20 - 1:30Lunch
    1:30 - 2:30Session 3:
    Making the Quantum Leap Together

  • Key challenges to commercialization of quantum technologies
  • Simulation software & impact on design of quantum devices
  • Enhancing the yield and accessibility of quantum chips
  • Needed infrastructure
  • Paul Barclay, Professor, University of Calgary
    Manipulating light using diamond optomechanics

    Mohammadreza Rezaee, Co-founder & CTO, Aurora Quantum Technologies
    Challenges in starting a quantum company

    Robert Wolkow, Professor, University of Alberta; CTO, Quantum Silicon
    Atom-Defined Fabrication Comes of Age: Binary Logic and an Ising Simulator

    Session Chair: Gordon Harling, President & CEO, CMC Microsytems
    2:30 - 3:00Group Discussion
    3:00 - 3:45Networking Break | Facilities Tour
    3:45 - 4:45Session 4:
    Panel Discussion: Collaborating in shared facilities

  • Is a win-win possible?
  • Industry and academic facilities - sharing tools & learning together
  • Role of academic facilities in commercialization and scale-up
  • Yuebin Ning, Co-founder & VP, Norcada

    Jane Fitzpatrick, Chief Operating Officer, ANFF

    Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Alberta Region, Western Economic Diversification Canada

    Session Chair: Eric Flaim, nanoFAB, University of Alberta
    4:45 - 5:00Closing remarks
    5:30 - 8:00NANOvember Welcome Reception
    at the Matrix Hotel
    10640 100 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8

    Presentation of 2019 Douglas R. Colton Award for Research Excellence