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Centre for Emerging Device Technologies (CEDT)

Organization that facilitates study of optical, electrical, mechanical and biological properties of semiconductors and related materials and promotes the development of technology based on these materials. 

Overview

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. 

Today, the Centre is made up of faculty members and graduate students from the various departments under both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Sciences:

  • Engineering Physics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Geography & Earth Sciences

The Centre’s focus has been on photonics and optical materials & devices, however, the approaches and applications are extremely diverse. Further, the research interests span a diverse area.  We develop lasers, MEMS, detectors, waveguide devices, and much more. Industrial collaborations take place frequently and new initiatives are always welcome.

History

Founded in 1987, CEDT was originally named Centre for Electrophotonic Materials and Devices. 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.

People

As an organization, the CEDT amounts to a collective of people and pooled resources. Faculty from various departments who have an interest in the resources operated by the CEDT pay on a fee for service basis to use CEDT equipment facilities. As members associated with the CEDT, the faculty and their students are granted access to the CEDT's analytical equipment, and pay special rates for the use of processing and growth facilities. 

The CEDT operates as a collective of shared resources. The people that keep the Centre running include faculty from a number of universities, their students and research associates, full-time CEDT technical staff, as well as industrial collaborators.

Doris V. Stevanovic

Doris V. Stevanovic

Research Engineer, CEDT

Shahram Tavakoli

Shahram Tavakoli

Research Engineer, CEDT

Faculty

Our centre welcomes faculty members from various other universities and companies to associate with our Centre for research projects. Two full-time staff operate and maintain equipment for material growth, analysis, and processing, located in four laboratory facilities.

The CEDT has experienced a rapid growth in its major university users over the past four years, from 29 - 59. The growth has largely been due to the seven newly hired faculty members. The presence of the CEDT was a strong incentive in the hiring of these new faculty since their research programs rely heavily on the materials growth, device processing and characterizations facilities in the CEDT, which would be difficult to replicate in another Canadian University.

Equipment

The CEDT operates and manages equipment under the three facilities:

  • Materials growth
  • Fabrication
  • Characterization

Rate Structure: Fees are for Canadian University Users. 

Special delivery

March 7, 2018 / Source: Brighter World

Special delivery

Heather Sheardown engineered a better eyedrop. Now, McMaster’s new Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) project centre will help the chemical engineering professor take her technology from the lab to the manufacturing plant.

Making water testing more affordable

January 23, 2018 / Source: Brighter World

Making water testing more affordable

Ravi Selvaganapathy's sensors will be useful to others outside of First Nations communities: hydrologists who need a way to monitor rivers, watersheds and reservoirs, for example, or mining companies that want to monitor the integrity of their tailing ponds.

International Women’s Day: 4 women in engineering who are changing the world

March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day: 4 women in engineering who are changing the world

Today, McMaster Engineering celebrates International Women’s Day by honouring four women who are making a big impact on the world through their engineering research.

Big Ideas: Engineering is for everyone

March 7, 2018

Big Ideas: Engineering is for everyone

Disease detective Leyla Soleymani builds sensors that make finding disease faster, easier and more accurate.

Overcoming challenges in 3-D printing artificial tissue

April 20, 2018 / Source: McMaster University Brighter World

Overcoming challenges in 3-D printing artificial tissue

Professor Ravi Selvaganapathy and a team of McMaster researchers are developing a new way to use additive manufacturing to create artificial tissues.

Revolutionizing breast cancer detection with radar imaging

October 25, 2017

Revolutionizing breast cancer detection with radar imaging

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to encourage preventative action against the most common cancer and the second leading cause of death among Canadian women.

Big Ideas: Saving lives, one radar technology at a time

February 15, 2018

Big Ideas: Saving lives, one radar technology at a time

Natalia Nikolova is finding new ways to detect breast cancer and concealed weapons through microwaves.

McMaster researchers boost business of Ontario manufacturers

February 15, 2018

McMaster researchers boost business of Ontario manufacturers

McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute improves productivity of Burlington automotive parts company

Big Ideas: Attention to detail

May 8, 2018

Big Ideas: Attention to detail

Professor Gianluigi Botton’s microscopy research shows that little things mean a lot.

Forms

CEDT Facilities Access

CEDT Facilities access, safety training and qualification records

Facilities Access

Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule for CEDT Facilities

Fee Schedule

Cleanroom Bookings

For all inquiries regarding cleanroom and implanter bookings, please contact Doris Stevanoic.

Equipment Bookings

For all other equipment booking requests and inquiries, please contact Shahram Tavakoli.

Other Inquiries

For general inquiries please contact Sarah Anstett.

 

Doris V. Stevanovic

Doris V. Stevanovic

Research Engineer, CEDT

Shahram Tavakoli

Shahram Tavakoli

Research Engineer, CEDT