Professor, Director of the Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology
University of Toronto, Canada
Harry Ruda is Director of the Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology, the Stanley Meek Chair in Nanotechnology, and Professor of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. The Centre is Canada’s first nanotechnology centre. From 1984 to 1989 he was a senior scientist at 3M Corporation, developing some of the first models for electronic transport and optical properties of wide bandgap II-VI semiconductors, while being a key member of the blue laser team. From 1982 to 1984 he developed one of the first theories for electron transport in selectively doped two dimensional electron gas heterostructures while working as an IBM postdoctoral fellow. From 1979 to 1982 he worked on optical and transport properties of II-VI based infrared detector materials and obtained his PhD from MIT in 1982. Professor Ruda has published over 220 publications in international refereed journals (with over 2,200 SCI citations), has co-authored 4 books and has 14 patents.
Research interests focus on the fabrication and modeling of quantum functional nanostructures with applications in the fields of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.