Denys Vidish


University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 (DWE 2535 B / 3507 B)



Educational Background

  • Masters of Physics at University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Electronics at National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine

Research Interests

Topics: optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices, photonics, 2D materials, Atomic layer deposition (ALD), spatial ALD, chemical vapour deposition, low-temperature synthesis, device fabrication, MEMS, sensor development, perovskite and tandem solar cells.

Why 2D materials: I have a strong interest in 2D materials, as the unique properties of 2D materials arise from their atomically thin structure and the quantum confinement of electrons in the material. These properties make them highly attractive for various applications in electronics, optoelectronics, energy, and biomedicine. For example, graphene, which is a 2D material made of carbon atoms, has exceptional mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties, making it an ideal material for various applications. For that reason, I think development and scaling up the usage of 2D materials is crucial for our technological progress.