People

Dr. Ian Foulds

Principal Investigator
​Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

​Author of 26 articles in journals and conference publications, Dr. Foulds‘ research interests are in the area of microsystems fabrication with special interest in the use of polymer materials. He has worked extensively with different polymer resists and polymer specific patterning techniques. He is currently working on projects in the areas of polymer microfabrication techniques, polymer nanocomposite development, and microfluidics. Dr. Foulds‘work is aimed at advancing the development of 254-nanometer Deep-UV lithography; characterization of the reliability of polymer actuators; development and characterization of polymer nanocomposites for sensor arrays to provide rapid detection of pathogens, and to array and observe cells for metabolic testing.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2008
  • Ph.D., School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 2007
  • M.A.Sc., School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 2004
  • B.A.Sc., Systems Option, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 2003

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Awards

  • Governor General's Gold Medal (graduate award for Canadian students of the highest academic standing), 2008
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008–20096
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, 2003–2007
  • Three Canadian Microelectronics Corporation Chip Allocation Grants, 2004–2005
  • Raytheon Systems Canada, Ltd., Scholarship for Native Students, 2001