Academia, Research Laboratory, Government/Non-Profit
Project: Augmented reality eyeglass based on MEMS
Augmented Reality (AR) will have a very strong impact on the way we interact with our environment in the future. Many different versions of AR eyeglasses have been proposed during the last few years with limited success. NRC's switchable glass technology based on micro-blinds is poised to be the technology required for the successful developments of AR eyeglasses. Micro-blinds are micro-shutters based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and recent development work on this switchable glass has shown their unique capabilities in terms of speed, contrast, no tint, resistance to UV and temperature stability (see YouTube Video on Micro-blinds for smart glass). All micro-blinds were actuated together in the case of switchable glass. The project requires the development of transmissive display eyeglass based on micro-blinds. New processing steps as well as device geometries will be investigated as micro-blinds will need to be actuated individually. Successful devices will be assembled in eyeglass frames and their optical properties will be evaluated.
For more information and to apply, please check the project ‘augmented reality eyeglass’ on the site http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/careers/programs/postdoctoral_fellowships/pdf_projects.html
The project will require a recently graduated PhD physicist or engineer with hands-on experience in microfabrication in a cleanroom environment. Experience with MEMS, electrical characterization or flat panel displays will be considered an asset.
Application deadline: April 23rd, 2017
Additional Salary Information: For more information and to apply, please check the project ‘augmented reality eyeglass’ on the site http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/careers/programs/postdoctoral_fellowships/pdf_projects.html