Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Winners for 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship, with an approximate value of $5,000, is awarded to undergraduate students in second or third year in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto Mississauga and University of Toronto Scarborough. Candidates are considered on the basis of financial need, academic merit (minimum CGPA of 3.0) and an essay.

Winners for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

1. Seema Kharab (3rd Year, Biotechnology)

2. Ryan Ghosh (2nd Year, Computer Engineering)

3. Yazan Zamel (3rd Year, Engineering Science)


Wallberg Nanolithography Facility – Now Open (July 2020)

As many with the TNFC research community already know, the TNFC Pratt Microfabrication Facility is undergoing renovations throughout 2020-2021, and the TNFC Bahen Prototyping Facility is now closed, and under renovation as part of the new CRAFT facility.

However, as research activities resume on campus, we would like to take the opportunity to welcome all users back to the TNFC Wallberg Nanolithography Facility, which is now open for electron-beam lithography jobs.

As part of this re-opening, and in addition to the University of Toronto Guidelines for Reopening Research Spaces, the TNFC Wallberg Nanolithography Facility will be implementing a few special rules moving forward, including:

  1. Users must use all available PPE including face masks and goggles inside the facility.
  2. Only one (1) user at a time will be allowed inside the facility. If a user comes to use the facility and finds another user inside, the incoming user must wait until the facility is vacant.
  3. Every piece of equipment must be booked prior to using it.
  4. Users must avoid any in-person communication with TNFC Technical Staff, except for scheduled training. The preferred communication channels are e-mail or phone.
  5. During the e-beam runs, users will not be allowed to stay inside the cleanroom.

We are implementing these rules for the health and safety of all of our research community, including both students and staff, and we look forward to working with you soon!