Nanoengineered Coating Facility and Robbie Research lab
An interdisciplinary group of physicists, engineers and materials scientists, the Robbie research team studies the movement of atoms and develops state-of-the-art thin film coatings. We explore design, fabrication and new processes for nanocoatings using PVD techniques and advanced process control (including robotics).
Research topics include:
- solar materials
- fractal growth
- GLAD (glancing angle deposition)
- chiral materials
- advanced manufacturing
- energy storage
- semiconductor fabrication
- hybrids and liquid crystals
We are located on the first floor of Stirling Hall, in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy on Queen's Campus in Kingston, Ontario. The cleanroom features three vacuum fabrication chambers and a full suite of characterization equipment including a FE-SEM (field emission scanning electron microscope), EDS, EBSD, optical microscopy, ellipsometry (Woolam VASE), spectrophotometer, XPS, and UV.