For small businesses and academics alike, access to a high-level cleanroom, advanced equipment and micro/nanotechnology prototyping is rare - and expensive. An affordable answer is right here in Calgary.
A unique resource
One of only two such open-access facilities in Alberta and about 20 in the country, the Microsystems Hub in the Schulich School of Engineering has $8 million in specialized equipment for micro- and nano-fabrication and characterization.
What we do
Opened in 2005, we support micro/nanotechnology prototyping by academia and industry. As an open-access facility, we provide cost-effective, low-volume, specialized research and development services.
We gratefully acknowledge financial support for our operation and equipment from Alberta Innovates, NSERC, CIHR and CFI.
Research areas we support
RF/microwave cancer detection
Brain neuron stimulation/recording
Optics and optical components
Integrated CMOS sensors
Muscle interactions with silicon cantilevers
Controlled placement of nanoparticles
Microneedles, microfluidics and micropumps
Square kilometer array
MEMS and BioMEMS
3D surface analysis