About the Collier Research Group
Welcome to the website for the Collier Research Group. We are a group of researchers led by Dr. Christopher Collier and we operate at the University of British Columbia. The Collier Research Group focuses on innovative microfluidic and spectroscopy technologies. We take aspects of electrical engineering, photonic engineering, and biomedical/biological engineering in a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Our work spans the research areas of terahertz spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, digital microfluidics, and microchip capillary electrophoresis, and we utilize our developed technologies for biomedical and agri-food applications.
Digital microfluidic device
Media and News:
Our journal article is selected as the Cover Article for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics Volume 29, Issue 5: Special Issue on Terahertz Photonics. Isaac Spotts is the first author.
Our co-authored manuscript Terahertz wireless communication systems: challenges and solutions for realizations of effective bidirectional links is selected as Editors’ Pick at Optics Continuum.
Dr. Collier is an Invited Speaker at Photonics North 2023 in Montreal.
The Collier Research Group has been awarded an NSERC Alliance Grant to develop microfluidic agri-food devices.
Dr. Collier receives funding through the BC Knowledge Development Fund.
Our journal article is selected as the Cover Article for Optical Materials Express Volume 12, Issue 9. Harrison Brodie is the first author.
The Collier Research Group receives funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Read more in the article Twenty UBC-led Projects Awarded $4.6m in Infrastructure Funding through CFI JELF Competition.
Our journal article is selected as the Back Cover Article for the Electrophoresis Special Issue: Microfluidics and Miniaturization 2022, Volume 43, Issue 7-8. Jasen Devasagayam is the first author.
PhD student Seth Lowry has been awarded the NSERC Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship.
PhD students Isaac Spotts, Camille Leclerc, and Harrison Brodie have each been awarded the NSERC Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Dr. Collier joins UBC Okanagan from the University of Guelph, featured in the article New Faculty Bring Expertise Digital Health, Smart Cities, and Microbial Ecosystems.
Dr. Collier receives funding to develop microfluidic devices for detection of COVID-19, featured in the article Testing and Treating COVID-19.
Our journal article is selected as the Cover Article for Electrophoresis Volume 41, Issue 23. Rick Bosma is the first author.
The Collier Research Group receives funding through the Ontario Research Fund. Read about it in the article U of G Research Projects Get $2.5 Million From Province.
Research from the Collier Research Group is featured as a News and Research Highlight by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Dr. Collier and Dr. Ashutosh Singh receive funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation to develop an agri-food photonics lab at the University of Guelph.
Dr. Collier is featured in a UBC Alumni Profile.
Dr. Collier receives the NSERC Discovery Grant for 2017-2023.