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Konrad Walus is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his Electrical Engineering degree, from the University of Windsor in 2001 and completed his PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Calgary, in 2005.
Dr. Walus' research focuses on the applications of nanotechnology in electronic devices. As an example, he is investigating the application of molecular devices as an emerging computational nanotechnology, as well as the application of nanostructured materials in bio- and gas sensing. In order to exploit the novel properties of nanostructured and organic materials at the micro-scale, Dr. Walus and the other members of the MINA team are also applying novel inkjet micropatterning techniques to fabricate micro-devices using functional “inks” consisting of composites of organic polymers infused with nanostructures in order to augment and enhance performance while also reducing cost. His specific research interests include electronic devices based on molecular quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) and electronic devices fabricated using inkjet micropatterning including printed sensors, transistors, and LED's.
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
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.
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.
Electrical Engineering Seminar and Special Problems - CHEM SENSNG TECH
This course is restricted to students in one of these faculties: GRAD
Semiconductor Theory for Device Applications
A quantum mechanical treatment of the structure and electronic properties of semiconducting materials and electronic devices; including bandstructure, carrier transports mechanisms, quantum tunneling, and scattering. Course Objective To present the physical background that is essential for both the understanding of modern electronic semiconductor devices and the invention or development of new devices.
A Dynamic Electromechanical Model for Electrochemically Driven Conducting Polymer Actuators
Journal Article | IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS
Multiple time constant modelling of a printed conducting polymer electrode
Journal Article | ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA
Bias-dependent amino-acid-induced conductance changes in short semi-metallic carbon nanotubes
Journal Article | Nano Technology
Permanent magnet desktop magnetic resonance imaging system with microfabricated multiturn gradient coils for microflow imaging in capillary tubes
Journal Article | Review of Scientific Instruments
Analysis of field-driven clocking for molecular quantum-dot cellular automata based circuits
Journal Article | Journal of Computational Electronics