Nanofabrication is a key enabling aspect of nanotechnology which refers to the procedures to deposit, remove, modify and pattern
substances on the 1-100 nm length scale in an externally controlled fashion. Typically a sequence of such steps is required to form
devices and integrate them into a complete nano-system, similar to how microelectronic circuits are formed at a somewhat larger scale. Because the development of nano-materials and devices and their integration into functioning nano-systems is reliant on powerful nanofabrication techniques, developing and exploiting nanofabrication is a strategic focus of Dr. Cadien's research.
Prior to joining the University of Alberta in January, 2007, Dr. Cadien
was an Intel Fellow. This is the most seniortechnical position
at Intel Corporation and is recognition of outstanding technical
contributions and leadership at the company.
Dr. Cadien has been recently awarded a CRC
Tier 1 chair in nanofabrication.