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. Frank Ko
Department of Materials Engineering
Vancouver Campus

Dr. Jian Liu
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
Okanagan Campus

Cluster News

Smart windows can significantly reduce indoor pathogens

Jan 19, 2022

Daylight passing through smart windows results in almost complete disinfection of surfaces within 24 hours.

Interview-Keeping up with the charge to develop better batteries

Mar 16, 2021

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

UBCO teams with industry to develop next-generation battery

Aug 21, 2019

Fenix Advanced Materials spearheads high-tech research collaboration.

Colour from colourless droplets

Mar 04, 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

Aug 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

Jul 05, 2018

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