Electromagnetic and Nanoscale Materials and Manufacturing (ENMM) Cluster

The electromagnetic and nanoscale materials and manufacturing (ENMM) primarily focuses in the following areas: smart windows, radiation therapy, raman and terahertz spectroscopy, wireless power transfer application, metamaterials and micro/nano-fabrication.

Coating carbon nanotubes through atomic
layer deposition (courtesy of Dr. Jian Liu).

Microspheres coated with Si nanoparticles
forming an all-optical switch architecture
(courtesy of Dr. Jonathan F. Holzman).

A surface plasmon resonance sensor for crude oils (courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Chau).


Dr. Lorne Whitehead
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Vancouver Campus

Dr. Kenneth Chau
Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Okanagan Campus

Cluster News

Interview-Keeping up with the charge to develop better batteries

March 16, 2021

UBCO professor works to create safe, energy-dense, renewable batteries.

UBCO teams with industry to develop next-generation battery

August 21, 2019

Fenix Advanced Materials spearheads high-tech research collaboration.

Colour from colourless droplets

March 4, 2019

A News and Views piece in Nature by Dr. Kenneth Chau, School of Engineering, describing an exciting breakthrough in colouration.

UBC Okanagan researchers shine a light on 150-year old mystery

August 24, 2018

The exact nature of how light interacts with matter has remained a mystery for close to 150 years. New research from UBC’s Okanagan campus may have uncovered the keys to one of the darkest secrets of light.

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

July 5, 2018

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy.

Self-Cleaning Camera Developed at UBC Proves its Worth At Canfor Sawmill

March 27, 2018

A self-cleaning camera created by ExcelSense Technologies, a UBC-based venture, has cut maintenance downtime at one of the log lines in a British Columbia sawmill by almost 60 per cent.