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Intelligent Sensing Laboratory (ISL) is the leading Canadian research laboratory with focus on development of materials, devices, and systems for various sensing applications. We conduct experimental research on the development of solutions based on the integration of nanomaterials, micromechanical, and microelectronic devices. We employ advanced sensor signal processing algorithms, such as sensor fusion and machine learning, to enhance the performance of our systems. Much of our research is carried in collaboration with industrial partners from automotive, defense, and telecommunication sectors.

Please see the "Opportunities" section for current graduate student openings.



Jan 2018: Paper by Shirin et al published in IEEE Sensors Journal on ultra-sensitive accelerometers.

Oct 2017: Paper by Atabak on nonlinearities in resonators is published in IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.

September 2017:  ISL welcomes Ashish and Erfan to our group.

Aug 2017: Siamack has published his work on using amorphous germanium for IR detection in Sensors and Actuators A.

July 2017: A paper is published in IEEE Sensors Journal on the development of high-performance vibration sensors by Bahareh and Soheil.

May 2017: Hamid has joined the  ISL group to develop high performance accelerometers.

February 2017:  ISL Team will present 3 papers at the 2017 Transducers Conference in Taiwan.

October 2016: A paper by Mahnaz and Ibrahim El-Chami on incorporating MoO3 nanoparticles into nanofibres is accepted for publication in Journal of Materials & Design.

September 2016: Amin's work on using piezojunction effect for microresonator applications is to be published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.

September 2016:  ISL team welcomes Abbin and Vincent to our team. Abbin will work on new detection techniques for nano-resonators while Vincent will focus on signal processing for light sensors.

August 2016: We have just published a comprehensive review paper on design and applications of resonant microdevices in Journal Micromachines.

August 2016:  ISL team will present 5 papers at the 2016 IEEE Sensors conference in Orlando, USA.

July 2016: Ibrahim El-Chami and Oberon Dixon-Luinenburg published a paper on the application of 1D and 2D carbon nanoparticles for bolometric detection in AIP Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B.

March 2016: Mona has published a portion of her research on design of circuits for capacitive microsensors in IET Journal of Circuits, Devices & Systems.

February 2016: Congratulations to Amin for receiving the competitive NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

February 2016: Sadegh and Amin published a paper on improving sensitivity of resonant sensor systems through strong mechanical coupling in IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.

November 2015:  ISL team presents 4 papers at the 2015 IEEE Sensors conference in Busan, Korea.

October 2015: Amin has been won a national award (Huawei Microsystems Design Award for his work on Employing Piezojunction Effect for Ultra-low Power Resonant Microdevice Applications).

September 2015: Soheil has joined  ISL team as a post-doctoral researcher to develop electronics for ultrasensitive accelerometers.

June 2015:  ISL team presents 2 papers at the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2015) in Anchorage, Alaska.

April 2015:  ISL receives funding for the purchase of a high frequency laser Doppler vibrometer.

February 2015: Bahareh has joined  ISL as a post-doctoral researcher to work on fabrication and characterization of ultrasensitive accelerometers.

January 2015: Dr Mahnaz Shafiei has joined  ISL as a visiting scientist to research on gas sensors based on nanoparticles.

November 2014: Congratulations to Sadegh for the successful defense of his PhD thesis on Characterization of Strongly Coupled Micro-Resonator Systems for Multi-Sensor Applications.  

September 2014: Our group welcomes several new members as post-doctoral fellows (Mohamed, Qader, and Mrigank), PhD students (Carrie and Siamack), and MSc students (Abdullah, Ibrahim, Navid, and Saeed).