Welcome to the LaPierre Research Group Website


We are a research team within the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada). Our current work principally focuses on the growth and characterization of semiconductor materials, and their application in solar cells (photovoltaics), photodetectors, light sources, sensors, quantum information processing, and other optoelectronic devices. Recently, our focus has been on the growth, characterization, and device applications of semiconductor nanowires.

In the following pages you will find general information on the resources and activities of our group. If you have any question or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. LaPierre directly.