The NSERC-CREATE Training Program in Integrated Sensor Systems (2010-2016)

An integrated surface plasmon resonance sensor
An integrated surface plasmon resonance sensor

Multi-disciplinary teams from four Montreal-region universities (McGill University, Ecole Polytechnique, INRS and Université de Sherbrooke) were brought together to operate a carefully designed training program aiming to develop the next generation of Canadian experts in integrated sensor systems.

This CREATE program included an interdisciplinary research program in integrated sensors, internships in partner companies, international exchanges with leading laboratories worldwide, a series of hands-on workshops in laboratory skills, an annual Sensors Summer School and a set of short-courses that provided the trainees with professional skills that are valued and requested by industry, including communication skills, intellectual property protection and management, project management and ethics.


ISS Program Director
Prof. Andrew G. Kirk

Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill Faculty of Engineering
Director, ISS Program and McGill ISS Representative

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building room 633
3480 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A-2A7

E-mail: andrew.kirk [at]


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