Raafat Mansour is an Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor and the founding Director of the Centre for Integrated RF Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He also holds a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair on Radio Frequencies (RF) Engineering. In 2010, Professor Mansour was appointed a Tier I Canada Research Chair holder.
Professor Mansour’s excellence in research has been recognized internationally through Fellowship in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
Professor Mansour investigates “bottom-up” manufacturing techniques that rely heavily on chip-scale Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs). Scanning Probe Microscopy is the most widely used technique for imaging surfaces and studying their atomic structure. More recently, SPMs have emerged as tools that enable the fabrication of nanostructures. These tip-based SPM instruments may be able to attain atomically precise manufacturing (APM) and are thus the keys to unlocking the full potential of nanotechnology.
In addition to his many achievements, Professor Mansour established a MEMS infrastructure facility funded by Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) at the University of Waterloo. The facility houses a clean room for MEMS fabrication and a state-of-the-art characterization laboratory.