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American nanotechnology researcher recruited to Canada


Edmonton, AB – American chemist Dr Richard McCreery has relocated to Alberta from the Ohio State University in Columbus, in order to continue his research in Edmonton at NRC’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) as a principal researcher and ingenuity scholar. He will also teach chemistry at the University of Alberta.

Dr McCreery’s research will investigate the behaviour of molecules or single molecular layers as electronic circuit components, with the goal of developing new technology platforms for microelectronics. Molecular circuit components are potentially more versatile than existing microelectronics, and may lead to reduced cost and lower power consumption.

His research and academic efforts will be supported during the next five years by a total of $4.5 million in funding from the National Research Council ($2.5 million), the Alberta Ingenuity Fund ($1 million) and the University of Alberta ($1 million).