Congratulations to PhD graduate Matthew Mitchell for winning the Govenor General's Gold Medal, awarded annually by the University of Calgary to the top PhD thesis.

Immediate opportunites (Fall 2020): we are currently recruting undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Our research studies the interaction between light and nanoscale systems such as single spin qubits (colour centres and other impurities in solid state systems) and nanomechanical structures. Using these systems, it is possible to dramatically enhance light-matter coupling, opening the door to experiments that use photons to delicately measure and transmit information describing the dynamics of quantum systems.

Recent results involve fabrication of diamond mechanical resonators whose motion can be controlled by light and used to probe the quantum state of electron spins, demonstration of ultrasenstive optomechanical torque sensors that we have used to detect nanoscale magnetic effects, and design and demonstration of photonic device with ultrahigh nonlinear properties.

This research has applications in the emerging field of quantum information processing and in creating ultrasensitive devices for field detection.

We are fortunate to have labs at both the University of Calgary and NRC Nano located at the University of Alberta. In Calgary, we work within the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST) alongside other leading quantum optics research groups. At, NRC Nano we interact with a diverse set of researchers whose expertise spans all areas of nanotechnology, and we have access to some of the most advanced nanofabrication tools in Canada.