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Design of artificial proteins, synthesis of biomaterials, multiscale modeling of cell mechanics (James Harden)
Adhesion, friction and lubrication of synovial fluid and cartilage glycoproteins using the Surface Forces Apparatus. Design of lubricating proteins mimetics (Delphine Gourdon)
Biosensors for single cell studies (Michel Godin); Cellular mechanical response using simultaneous optical and atomic force microscopy techniques (Andrew Pelling, Delphine Gourdon)
Optical techniques for the non-invasive assessment of biological systems; optical models of the eye; monitoring of systemic diseases through the human eye.
Bilayer rupture; mechanosensitive channels; vesicle dynamics (Béla Joós)
Force Spectroscopy, molecular interactions, solid-state nanopores (Vincent Tabard-Cossa)
Multiscale mechanical and structural response of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in cancer and design of 3D ECM analogs (Delphine Gourdon)
Biosensing technologies within micro/nano-fluidic environments (Michel Godin, Vincent Tabard-Cossa); Micro and nano-fluidic bioanalytical devices; simulation of biofilm growth; neurochip devices (Gary W. Slater)
Information processing in the brain; nonlinear dynamics (André Longtin)
Stochasticity in gene regulation; dynamics of regulatory networks (Mads Kaern)
Lake sediment structure and evolution (Ivan L’Heureux); nonlinear processes in geochemical systems; pattern formation in rocks and minerals; dynamics of magmatic flow (Ivan L’Heureux)
Modeling of molecular systems under extreme conditions ; dense gas hydrates ; high pressure-high temperature synthesis of potentially ultra-hard materials; use of synchrotron radiation to probe materials (Serge Desgreniers)
Carbon nanotubes and nanotube devices; growth and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures; Electronic and optical properties of semiconductor quantum dots; nano-spintronics with quantum dots; quantum information and computation; modeling of mechanical properties of materials; ab initio calculations (Sylvain Charbonneau, Kuiying Chen, Paul Finnie, Pawel Hawrylak, John Tse, Jacob Krich, Adina Luican-Mayer)
Electronic and magnetic properties of quasicrystals, metallic glasses and complex crystalline alloys (Zbigniew M. Stadnik)
Theories of electron transport and device modelling in novel high-efficiency photovoltaics (Jacob Krich, Karin Hinzer, Henry Schriemer); Nonradiative recombination in semiconductor materials (Jacob Krich); Multijunction solar cell characterization and deployment (Karin Hinzer, Henry Schriemer).
Theory of electrophoresis for conjugated and branched molecules ; micro- and nano-fluidic bioanalytical devices; theory and simulation of isolated polymer collisions; simulation of biofilm growth; diffusion on a lattice with obstacles (Gary W. Slater)
Strongly correlated materials; Bose-Einstein condensation of exciton-polaritons; low-dimensional semiconductors (Jean-Michel Ménard, Adina Luican-Mayer)
Experimental and computational study of aging and dynamics in soft glassy materials (James Harden, Béla Joós); Microrheology of soft materials (James Harden); Highly entropic inhomogeneous materials and biological membranes; physical properties of these materials under stress (Béla Joós)
Surface morphology of crystalline solids on the nanometer scale; kinetics of surface roughening and annealing; reaction kinetics on surfaces (Javier Giorgi, Peter Piercy, Adina Luican-Mayer)
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Frequency stabilized near-infrared lasers ; precision measurements (Andrzej Czajkowski)
Slow and fast light: quantum imaging; quantum communication using orbital angular momentum states of light; nanophotonics including metamaterials and photonic crystal structures; Quantum Information in Integrated Optics, Quantum Metrology, Sources of Entangled and Single Photons, Fundamental Issues in Quantum Physics, Quantum Optics (Robert Boyd, Jeff Lundeen)
Theory and instrumentation for distributed fiber sensing of structural health properties in large infrastructures (Xiaoyi Bao, Liang Chen)
Fabrication of Bragg Gratings in Waveguides ; UV and ultrafast IR photosensitivity; phase mask design; Bragg grating structures; fused biconic tapered coupler devices; photonics and material sciences applications; photonic applications of quantum dots; ultrafast spectroscopy (Sylvain Raymond, Henry Schriemer, K. Hinzer, Jean-Michel Ménard)
Fiber communication impairments ; Brillouin effect for optical routing; ultrafast fiber lasers; nonlinear effects in micro-structured fibers (Xiaoyi Bao , Liang Chen, Ping Lu, Jean-Michel Ménard)
Strong field atomic and molecular physics; laser processing of matter on sub-micron scale (Thomas Brabec , Ravi Bhardwaj, Lora Ramunno)
Generation and measurement of ultra-short high intensity optical and electron pulse; molecular photonics (Thomas Brabec, Ravi Bhardwaj, Paul Corkum, Albert Stolow, David Villeneuve)
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