Following the success in securing the CFREF investment, the SBQMI team will be moving to a new building with state-of-the-art equipment in the fall of 2016. 

SBQMI's new building is designed to serve as a central hub for the collaborative efforts of its teams of multi-disciplinary researchers, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff. It will bring two faculties, five departments and eventually 19 different groups together under one roof.

This revitalization and expansion will enable SBQMI to accelerate the translational process from fundamental research to the manufacture of commercially viable devices and materials. This includes:

  • preparing quantum materials (single crystals, thin films, interfaces, and heterostructures),
  • studying their electronic and magnetic properties in- and ex-situ,
  • exploiting them in the fabrication of optical nanostructures, quantum nanodevices and other commercial applications. 


The research and activities of the GREx Secretariat and SBQMI are undertaken thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.