If developments in microelectronics have been a major factor in the emergence of our current digital society, advances in quantum mechanics will likely replace today’s cutting-edge technologies. These new uses will lead to fundamental changes in fields as diverse as health, defence, communications and resource management.
It is estimated that Canada’s quantum sector will generate investments in excess of $8 billion in 2030. Our research teams plan to actively participate in the development of this promising sector.
Chairs and research units related to Quantum Engineering
- Marcelle-Gauvreau Engineering Research Chair in Multimaterial and Multifunctional Photonic Devices
Is it possible to design optical sensors capable of measuring the concentration of different pollutants in the air? Can we use photonics to detect the presence of pathogens in the body? How can fibre optics help us better understand the impacts of a spinal cord injury? These are just a few of the research questions that Bora Ung and his team are addressing, the answers to which could have important social implications.