CENTRE FOR ADVANCED NANOTECHNOLOGY
|170 College Street, Suite 204
Haultain Building, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E3
Tel: (416) 978-4556
Fax: (416) 978-3801
|Director: Professor Harry E. Ruda
|Development & Admin. Officer:
Ms. Millie Morris
|Admin. Assistant and Business Officer:
Ms. Millie Morris
- The Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology (CAN) is
a unit within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the
University of Toronto.
- Established in 1997 through a generous donation from
Energenius Inc., CAN's founding partner and supporter of the Energenius Chair
in Advanced Nanotechnology, held by Professor Harry Ruda. Energenius Inc. is
a Canadian company dedicated to the advancement of
nanotechnology research. CAN is also supported by a network of academic, government and
industrial collaborations and partnerships across Canada and abroad.
- Dedicated to research, education and training of highly
qualified professionals in Nanotechnology: an emerging field for designing,
fabricating and applying nanometre-scale materials, structures and devices,
based on novel phenomena arising in nanometre-sized clusters of atoms -
nanostructures - often termed 'functional nanostructures'.
Harnessing such structures is expected to lay the foundation for new products
and processes that will significantly improve our standard of living.
As Canada's first centre for nanotechnology
research, CAN is charged with a bold mission:
- To provide visionary leadership in creating a solid, dynamic,
multidisciplinary research and development infrastructure for Canada
- To establish critical mass of principal investigators and
facilities to perform internationally competitive research
- To promote economic development in Ontario and in
- To promote public and industrial awareness of the impact of
Nanotechnology, its vast potential for job creation and economic development
in the coming decade. CAN will achieve this through:
- Information kits (currently under development)
- Distinguished lectures, invited talks and presentations to
high school students, public interest groups, etc.
- Jointly-sponsored academic, government and industrial
Workshops and Conferences
STRUCTURE: In addition to its
administrative team, CAN is comprised of a distinguished team of world-class
scientists, including a Nobel laureate,
- Principal Researchers (15 faculty) from among two
engineering disciplines (Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and
Computer Engineering), Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the University
of Toronto and three other Canadian universities,
- Their respective research groups comprised of graduate
students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists, and
- Affiliated Researchers: Faculty (~10) at the University of
Toronto with related research interests.
- When developed as envisioned, CAN will also
encompass an Advisory Board and a Research Committee comprised of leading
scientists and eminent representatives from university, government and industry.