On campus, there is an excellent range of instrumentation and facilities for nanoscience research.
The McCreery Group is housed in the National Institute for Nanotechnology on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton.
Dr. McCreery brings together postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and National Research Council staff
The McCreery Research Group is part of a joint collaboration between the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the Faculty of Science, located on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The group conducts scientific research in the field of organic and molecular electronics under the direction of Dr. Richard McCreery, who serves as both Senior Research Officer for NINT and Professor for the university. International graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and National Research Council staff comprise the group, each with their own projects and areas of interest under the research umbrella. Much of the fabrication and characterization of electronic devices is conducted in the "Hybrid Device Facility", a 5,000 sq. ft. clean room, and a variety of major instrumentation facilities within NINT.
Particular objectives include spectroscopy of molecular electronic devices, molecular memory, and rational design of molecular electronic devices with scientifically and commercially interesting functions. Research is supported by the Alberta Innovates Fund, the National Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
NINT and the University of Alberta are currently pursuing practical applications of molecular electronics, with the first commercial product available in summer, 2015. For more on this application, click here.