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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.

  • July 18, 2022 Our MEMS project attracted funding from NSERC thanks to McGill Innovation Fund and attention from McGill Reporter.

  • May 11, 2022 Congrats to Nanofactory's first graduate alumnus, Hemanth, who accepted an offer to join Polaris ATVs as a Mechanical Engineer. We wish him all the best!

  • 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, 2020. Establishment of McGill Nanofactory. C. Cao was awarded the 'Young Scientist Award' by Springer Nature Microsystem and Nanoengineering (MINE).