Cleanroom Research Associate
beaudoin “at” physics.ubc.ca 604-822-1853
Mario Beaudoin completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics at McGill University, in 1986 and 1988 respectively, with a thesis on electronic transport properties of n-type InP. Mario then completed a Ph.D. in engineering physics at the École Polytechnique in Montréal in 1992 where he synthesized a-Si:H/a-SiNx:H multilayers and studied their optical properties to determine whether these structures exhibited quantum confinement effects. Mario then held a series of postdoctoral fellowships and research positions at École Polytechnique (93-95), University of British Columbia (95-97) and Arizona State University(97-99) where he synthesized III-V semiconductor strained layer multi-quantum well structures by MOCVD and MBE in order to study their structural, electrical and optical properties as well as to fabricate opto-electronic devices. Those positions led Mario to California in 1999 to work for Bandwidth9, Inc., a telecom startup company founded by a UC Berkeley professor. There, he worked on the development of a novel tunable vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL). Mario wrote a book chapter on the growth, structural and optical properties and devices made from III-V semiconductor strained-layer multi-quantum well structures (Chapter 9 in “InP and related compounds”, M.O. Manasreh, Ed., Gordon and Breach 2000) and has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals. His current research interests are in the area of semiconductor materials for photonics applications. He joined the AMPEL team in June 2003, taking care of the Nanofabrication Facility, and became an SBQMI RA in 2017.
Mario is also very active in the francophone and francophile community of Vancouver being co-founder and active contributor to the networking website, www.francouver.ca, as well as serving on the board of Vision Ouest Productions which organizes the Rendez-Vous film festival as well workshops and conferences featuring notable French speaking presenters. For instance, recent presenters included Serge Bouchard, Chantal Hébert and Michèle Audette.