Harry E. Ruda
Harry E. Ruda
Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology,
University of Toronto,
170 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E3
Harry Ruda is Director of the Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology, the Stanley Meek Chair in Nanotechnology, and Professor of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. The Centre is Canada’s first nanotechnology centre. From 1984 to 1989 he was a senior scientist at 3M Corporation, developing some of the first models for electronic transport and optical properties of wide bandgap II-VI semiconductors, while being a key member of the blue laser team. From 1982 to 1984 he developed one of the first theories for electron transport in selectively doped two dimensional electron gas heterostructures while working as an IBM postdoctoral fellow. From 1979 to 1982 he worked on optical and transport properties of II-VI based infrared detector materials and obtained his PhD from MIT in 1982. Professor Ruda has published over 260 publications in international refereed journals (with over 4,684 citations; h=33), has co-authored 4 books and has 14 patents. Professor Ruda’s research interests focus on the fabrication and modeling of quantum functional nanostructures with applications in the fields of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. His group has been studying transport and optical properties of semiconductor nanowires for about two decades – these structures are ideal for applications in quantum information, with the ability to tune quantisation and charging energies through nanowire diameter and barrier separation to yield quantum dots in nanowire heterostructures.
Harry Ruda is one of the founders of a Canadian National Centre of Excellence in Photonics. He also serves or has served on the editorial boards of: Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, and the Nanotechnology Research Letters. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology.