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John Madden and his team are investigating new and unusual electronic materials for application in solar cells, energy storage (batteries and supercapacitors), printable electronics and as artificial muscle. Materials include conducting polymers (for artificial muscle applied to drive medical devices, and for printable electronics), carbon nanotubes (ultrahigh stress artificial muscle), electrospun carbon nanofibres (energy storage), and photosynthetic reaction centres (photovoltaic devices).
Dr. Madden worked as a research scientist at MIT before joining UBC in 2002. He completed his PhD work in the BioInstrumentation Laboratory at MIT. His bachelor's degree is in Honours Physics, UBC and he has a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, McGill.
Molecules to Mechanisms
Forces, scaling, thermal, fluidic, and mechanical properties relevant to the design of emerging devices and systems whose basic structures are at micrometer and nanometer scales. [4-0-0] This course is restricted to students in year>=2 with one of these specializations: IN ELEC, IN CPEN - OR- with one of these specializations: ****EECE
Topics in Nanotechnology and Microsystems
(THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2013) Guest lectures and preparatory theory will highlight emerging devices and systems. Restricted to students admitted to the Nanotechnology and Microsystems Option in the Electrical Engineering. Course Objectives By the end of the course it is expected that students will be able to identify current research, trends, and applications in nanotechnology and Microsystems and understand fundamental concepts associated with these.
Electronic Materials and Devices
Fundamental aspects of electronic materials such as: semiconductors, metals, dielectrics, piezoelectrics, magnetic materials, and their applications in devices such as diodes, transistors, and tranducers
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Waves and propagation; Maxwell's equations; applications including transmission lines; impedance matching and Smith charts; reflection and refraction; waveguides and antennas. [3-1-1] Textbook Engineering Electromagnetics, Hayt and Buck, 7th edition Prerequisites EECE 261 - Engineering Electromagnetics
Nanotechnology in Electronics
Topics of special importance to understanding and designing electronic devices in which quantum effects and the discrete nature of matter become important.
Semiconductor Devices: Physics, Design and Analysis
Physics of operation, and design and analysis of semiconductor devices of topical interest, e.g., solar cells, LEDs, high-speed MOSFETs, high-frequency HBTs, low-noise HEMTs.
Electrical Engineering Seminar and Special Problems - LIGHT HARVESTING
Emerging Electronic Materials and Devices
The physics, fabrication and characterization of organic and carbon nanotube based capacitors, transistors, batteries, electrochromic windows, active displays, chemical sensors, photo-detectors, strain gauges, actuators and single molecule devices.
Toward a Flow Following Ionic Conductivity and Temperature Sensor Package
Journal Article | Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Microstructuring of Polypyrrole by Maskless Direct Femtosecond Laser Ablation
Journal Article | Advanced materials (Weinheim)
Hair cell inspired mechanotransduction with a gel-supported, artificial lipid membrane
Journal Article | SOFT MATTER
Study the effect of distribution of density of states on the subthreshold characteristics of an organic field-effect transistor (OFET)
Journal Article | Journal of Computational Electronics
Torsional carbon nanotube artificial muscles
Journal Article | Science