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Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Facility Manager


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Effective Date: January, 2007
Grade: USG 11 Reports to: The director of the fabrication facility

General Accountability

This position is accountable to the director of the fabrication facility in the department of electrical and computer engineering for management and the daily operation of the facility along with the supervision of, the training of and working with, laboratory technical staff and research personnel as well as graduate and undergraduate students. The position is permanent.

Nature and Scope

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is the largest academic department in the University of Waterloo with 69 faculty  members and 360 graduate students. In addition, 420 undergraduate students are admitted each September. There are 19 secretarial/administrative staff as well as 25 technical support staff.


The G2N lab is a new world-class facility consisting of 15,000 square feet of clean room laboratory, test laboratory and office space in a secured area of the new E3 extension.  It is a rapidly evolving facility focusing on the applications of nanocrystalline silicon technology for solar cell research, display technology, and sensor and imaging devices.  The advanced capabilities of the facility are achieved through operation of several cluster-tool systems providing thin film deposition and metal sputtering capabilities. The G2N laboratory provides photolithograpy capability for substrates ranging from 75-mm to 150-mm, thin-film deposition of nanocrystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous silicon, dielectrics, E-beam, DC and RF sputtering capabilities, reactive ion etching, rapid thermal processing, wafer-probing and device parameter testing, wire bonding, wafer sawing, and materials characterization capability.


This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of this world-class high tech facility.


This position faces numerous challenges such as:


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