Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing

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Welcome! What is a CREATE program?

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) administrates the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grant program to support the development of innovative graduate training programs with the aim to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, address scientific challenges associated with Canada’s research priorities, and to facilitate the introduction of highly-skilled, productive employees into the Canadian workforce.

Why join our cohort?

  1. You are interested in doing an international or industrial internship to broaden your experience and networks
  2. You want an interdisciplinary supervisor team supporting you, including an external mentor.
  3. You want to tailor your graduate student experience to your goals, including attending international conferences, helping to run our annual retreat, and suggesting workshops for the MAPS cohort. 
  4. You want  courses that focus on both the science but also problem solving, leadership, and professional skills development.
  5. You think light is pretty cool!

Why photonics?

The economic importance of photonic materials and their manufacturing, including photovoltaics, novel light sources, and optical sensors, is hard to overestimate. The global market for nanophotonic devices alone was $2.5 billion in 2011 and projected to reach $10.9 billion by 2018. While the photonics industry has experienced unprecedented economic growth, the chemistry, physics and engineering curricula of most Canadian universities do not reflect the interconnectedness of material synthesis, characterization, and modelling needed for advanced photonic applications.CREATE-Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing (MAPS) fills this gap by providing you with a comprehensive training in photonics problem solving using the best tools and approaches from physics, chemistry and engineering.

Check out the research opportunities and the Principal Investigators involved with CREATE-MAPS

We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.

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