Welcome to the McGill NanoFactory
Lab for nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, and nanomechanics research
Put small stuff together to do big things
Our research group aims to offer advanced materials-based solutions to challenges in everyday life by developing scalable functional material systems and production processes. At the intersection of nanotechnology, materials science, mechanics, and manufacturing, the group is developing a closed-loop research program around advanced materials, covering synthesis, characterizations, device design, and production. Areas of specialty include mechanical characterizations at small-scale (sub-nm to micron), micro/nano transfer printing, characterizations and synthesis of 1D/2D materials & composites, and 3D printing of advanced materials.
Feb 25, 2022 C. Cao was awarded the TechAccelR Grant from the McGill Engine to accelerate the transfer of 2D materials-based technologies (McGill Engine)
Jan 19, 2022 Our team was chosen as one of the nine teams as 1st recipients of McGill Innovation Fund to develop the 'multi-meter' of the nano-age (McGill Reporter).
Aug 11, 2021 C. Cao has been awarded a CFI-JELF grant to purchase equipment for the Nanofactory (McGill Research and Innovation office)
Aug, 2020. Establishment of McGill Nanofactory. C. Cao was awarded the 'Young Scientist Award' by Springer Nature Microsystem and Nanoengineering (MINE).