Byron Gates is a Tier II Canada Research Chair in surface chemistry at Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. He has built a research program to investigate the synthesis, self-assembly, and fabrication of nanostructures with a particular focus on the surface chemistry of these materials. He has previously worked on developing new routes to structured materials (e.g., photonic bandgap materials) and pushing the limits of soft lithography. His current research interests include the development of new approaches to biosensing, drug delivery and bioimaging, biomimetic materials, and self-assembled nanostructured materials. To achieve these goals, he is developing new strategies to make designer nanostructures and techniques to investigate their surface chemistry. Gates received his B.S. degree from Western Washington University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash, USA, while working with Professor Younan Xia. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University with Professor George M. Whitesides, before joining the faculty at Simon Fraser University where he is an Associate Professor of chemistry and a Director of nanofabrication facilities at 4D labs.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2012