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McMaster Home to New NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network

NSERC announces $5M funding today for the establishment of a new solar photovoltaic network

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Hamilton Spectator

Rafael Kleiman, professor of Engineering Physics, Canada Research Chair in MicroElectroMechanical Systems and Director of the Centre for Emerging Device Technologies, is receiving $5,123,758 through the Leading Edge Fund to further work in developing a clean, sustainable energy supply for Canada.  The work is being done through the Laboratory for Advanced Photovoltaic Research, and explores the conversion of solar energy directly to electricity.

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Faculty of Engineering
McMaster Daily News


The Centre for Emerging Device Technologies (CEDT) is an organization that facilitates study of the optical, electrical, mechanical, and biological properties of semiconductors and related materials and promotes the development of technology based on these materials.

In 1987, faculty members of McMaster University founded the CEDT under its original name, the Centre for Electrophotonic Materials and Devices (CEMD), in order to pool resources, enhance facilities, promote industrial collaboration, and advance research. In 2005 the name of the Centre was changed to CEDT to better reflect the diversified range of research topics in which group members have become increasingly involved.

Today the Centre is made up of member faculty and graduate students from the Departments of Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Six full-time staff operate and maintain equipment for material growth, analysis, and processing, located in four laboratory facilities. We develop lasers, MEMS, detectors, waveguide devices, and much more. Industrial collaborations take place frequently and new initiatives are always welcome.