A leader in nanotechnology

NRC is home to one of the largest and most advanced nanotechnology research efforts in Canada.

Well positioned to promote and contribute to multi-partner initiatives globally, NRC operates unique nanotechnology-related facilities across the country, including:

NRC helps industry benefit from advances that could drive new economic growth in photonics, nanotechnology, genomics, advanced materials and fuel cells.

Our expertise and services include:

Advanced materials

  • Nanoparticles
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Coatings
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Soft & bio materials

Fabrication & instrumentation

  • MEMS and nano design
  • Fabrication
  • Instrumentation development and calibration

Electronics and micro and nano-systems

  • MEMS and NEMS
  • ICT
  • Nano electronics
  • Photonics
  • Fluidics
  • Modeling

Medical & biotechnology

  • Biosensors
  • BioNano materials
  • Drug delivery
  • Medical devices
  • Therapeutics and diagnostics

Energy & environment

  • Solar technologies
  • Hydrogen fuel cells and storage
  • Environmental sensors

Metrology & characterization

  • Nomenclature
  • Standards
  • Measurement
  • Characterization