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4D LABS staff have the scientific and business expertise to help deliver advanced materials for a wide variety of sectors. Our staff members run samples, train users and provide technical consultation.
Neil Branda, Executive Director
Neil Branda is a SFU Professor of Chemistry and a Canada Research Chair in Materials Science. He has extensive business experience and is the founder and CTO of SWITCH Materials.
Nathanael Sieb, Director of Operations and Administration
Nathanael Sieb has over a decade of advanced characterization and fabrication experience. He ensures that the facility operates at the highest levels of efficiency and standards of quality.
Fabrication and prototyping
Hadi Esmaeilsabzali, PhD
Fabrication Manager, Project Management, Etchers, Deposition, Safety
Deposition, Glovebox, Optical Characterization
Lithography, Wet Chemistry, Inventory
Advanced Lithography, Dicing, Electroplating
Xin Zhang, PhD
Characterization Manager, Project Management, Quotes, SEM, STEM
XPS, SAXS, ICPMS
Lis Melo, PhD
STEM, SEM, Particle Size
XRD, XRF, AFM, Fuel Cells
Finance and Administration