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Michael Brett

Michael Brett

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta

Chair Title

NSERC/iCORE/Micralyne Industrial Research Chair in Nanostructured Device Architectures

Chair Program

Industrial Research Chairs Program


Senior Chairholder since 1998


Dr. Michael Brett has led the development of a materials fabrication process called Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD), which is able to precisely tailor nanoscale structures in thin coatings. The capability to control nanostructure can lead to improved optical, electrical and catalytic performance. The proposed research will study and optimize thin nanostructured coatings for applications in a variety of fields, including devices for energy generation such as organic solar cells, and devices for sensing and chromatography. Michael Brett's group works closely with funding partner Micralyne, a micro and nanotechnology manufacturing firm in Edmonton, providing a potential route for commercialization of promising results. iCORE, the Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (Alberta), provides financial support to the research program through iCORE's Industrial Chair program.


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Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
2nd Floor
9107-116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2V4

Tel.: 780-492-4438
Fax: 780-492-2863

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